Being Benevolence

Being Benevolence

by Sallie B. King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824829352

ISBN-13: 9780824829353

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Engaged Buddhism is the contemporary movement of nonviolent social and political activism found throughout the Buddhist world. Its ethical theory sees the world in terms of cause and effect, a view that discourages its practitioners from becoming adversaries, blaming or condemning one another. Its leaders include the Dalai Lama, head of the Tibetan liberation movement…  See more details below

Overview

Engaged Buddhism is the contemporary movement of nonviolent social and political activism found throughout the Buddhist world. Its ethical theory sees the world in terms of cause and effect, a view that discourages its practitioners from becoming adversaries, blaming or condemning one another. Its leaders include the Dalai Lama, head of the Tibetan liberation movement; Thich Nhat Hanh, a principal strategist of the Buddhist anti-war movement; A. T. Aryaratne, founder of Sri Lanka's grassroots development and peace movement; Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's democracy movement; and Venerable Maha Ghosananda, "the Cambodian Gandhi" and head of the Buddhist effort to heal that war torn country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824829353
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Topics in Contemporary Buddhism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
1,447,409
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Building from tradition12
3Engaged Buddhist ethical theory42
4Individual and society87
5Human rights118
6Nonviolence and its limits164
7Justice/reconciliation202
8Conclusion229

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