Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism / Edition 1

Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism / Edition 1

by Damien Keown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700715932

ISBN-13: 9780700715930

Pub. Date: 07/23/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West. Fourteen new essays treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest turning of the Dharma. Environmentalism and peace walks

Overview

Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West. Fourteen new essays treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest turning of the Dharma. Environmentalism and peace walks through the minefields of Southeast Asia, the future of the 'untouchables' of Japan, and outreach to minorities and inmates of the criminal justice system in the West are some of the challenging topics considered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700715930
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/23/2003
Series:
Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1. Historical Roots Part 2. Asian Developments Part 3. Western Frontiers Part 4. Three Critiques

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