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How much is enough? : Buddhism, consumerism, and the human environment

Author: Richard Karl Payne; Ryūkoku Daigaku.; Institute of Buddhist Studies (Berkeley, Calif.)
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, the effects of our own decisions and actions on the human environment are examined from several different perspectives, all informed Buddhist thought. The contributors are all simultaneously Buddhist scholars, practitioners, and activists - and this powerful collection demonstrates an integral unity of theory and practice on these urgent topics."--Jacket.
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How much is enough?
Somerville, MA : Wisdom Publications, ©2010
(OCoLC)742325665
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Karl Payne; Ryūkoku Daigaku.; Institute of Buddhist Studies (Berkeley, Calif.)
ISBN: 086171685X 9780861716852
OCLC Number: 430841257
Notes: Essays from an international conference jointly sponsored by Ryukoku University, Kyoto, and the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley.
Description: xii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "How much is enough?" : Buddhism and the human environment / Richard K. Payne --
Just how much is enough? / Richard K. Payne --
Buddhist environmentalism in contemporary Japan / Duncan Ryūken Williams --
How much is enough? : Buddhist perspective on consumerism / Stephanie Kaza --
Pure land Buddhism and its perspective on the environment / Mitsuya Dake --
Gary Snyder's ecosocial Buddhism / David Landis Barnhill --
A Buddhist economics to save the earth / Shinichi Inoue --
The noble eightfold path as a prescription for sustainable living / Tetsunori Koizumi --
The debate on taking life and eating meat in the Edo-period Jōdo Shin tradition / Ikuo Nakamura --
Is "Buddhist environmentalism" a contradiction in terms? / Malcolm David Eckel.
Responsibility: edited by Richard K. Payne.

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"In this book, the effects of our own decisions and actions on the human environment are examined from several different perspectives, all informed Buddhist thought. The contributors are all simultaneously Buddhist scholars, practitioners, and activists - and this powerful collection demonstrates an integral unity of theory and practice on these urgent topics."--Jacket.

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