- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
This is not your typical political book. It's not written at a fever pitch, it doesn't use a ...
This is not your typical political book. It's not written at a fever pitch, it doesn't use a good/bad binary, and it doesn't tout partisan policies. Instead, this timely collection addresses the less-discussed but more important questions about politics: What insight does religion have to offer politics? How can we as concerned citizens move beyond the particulars of legislation and party affiliation, and take direct action? How, amid divisive and challenging times, can personal growth and effective advocacy take place together?
In short, Mindful Politics offers the perspectives of 34 important authors and thinkers on how each of us, right now, can make the world a better place.
McLeod includes essays and insights from some of the brightest, and most controversial, lights of Buddhism - and beyond.
|A new approach to global problems||17|
|Be peace embodied||29|
|Call me by my true names||39|
|Buddhism and the politics of domination||57|
|The Buddha's politics||65|
|Joining heaven and earth||77|
|Creating enlightened society||89|
|The discovery of basic goodness||99|
|Nowhere to spit||105|
|Three means to peace||121|
|We have the compassion and understanding necessary to heal the world||129|
|The power of patience||141|
|Giving and taking||149|
|The political precepts : the fourteen mindfulnesses of the order of interbeing||159|
|Beyond us and them||165|
|The path to forgiveness||171|
|The Buddha's advice on healing the community||181|
|Agent in Indra's net||201|
|Gross national happiness||213|
|The wisdom in the anger||225|
|Taking whole : the art of less war||239|
|Letter to a dictator||251|
|No color, all colors||261|
|Compassion is our best protection||273|
|A Buddhist response to globalization||285|
|Killing the Buddha||293|
|Four truths & ten laws||301|