Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion

Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion

by Clark Strand
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Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion by Clark Strand

Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Or has Buddhism become too detached, so still and quiet that the Buddha has fallen asleep? Waking the Buddha tells the story of the Soka Gakkai International, the largest, most dynamic Buddhist movement in the world today—and one that is waking up and shaking up Buddhism so it can truly work in ordinary people’s lives. Drawing on his long personal experience as a Buddhist teacher, journalist, and editor, Clark Strand offers broad insight into how and why the Soka Gakkai, with its commitment to social justice and its egalitarian approach, has become a role model, not only for other schools of Buddhism, but for other religions as well. Readers will be inspired by the struggles and triumphs of the Soka Gakkai’s three founding presidents—individuals who staked their lives on the teachings of the Lotus Sutra and the extraordinary power of those teachings to help people become happy.

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ISBN-13: 9780977924561
Publisher: Middleway Press
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 478,339
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Clark Strand is an American spiritual writer and former Zen Buddhist monk. He also served as senior editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, a position he left in 1996 in order to write and teach full time. He is the author of Seeds from the Birch and The Wooden Bowl. He currently resides in Woodstock, New York, where he leads the Koans of the Bible Study Group.

Mel Foster, an audiobook narrator since 2002, won an Audie Award for Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey. He has also won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. Best known for mysteries, Mel has also narrated classic authors such as Thoreau, Nabokov, and Whitman.

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Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An earnest, thoughtful, and enthusiastic appreciation by a non-member. Inspiring and not always heavy-handed. Doesn't shy away from issues. Leaves me with questions and wanting to learn more.