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The new social face of Buddhism : a call to action

Author: Ken Jones
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this monumental work, Jones makes a compelling and humane case that the well-being of the individual and the well-being of society simply cannot be separated. The New Social Face of Buddhism is timely, vital reading for activists, scholars and everyone seeking to transform their spiritual practice into a force for social, political, and global change. This book is an expanded and thoroughly updated edition of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Jones
ISBN: 0861713656 9780861713653
OCLC Number: 51519570
Description: xvii, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foundations : making a life --
Social understanding : tissues of the self --
Indian Buddhist social theory and engagement --
Institutionalized delusion --
Buddhism and modernity --
The inner work : the face of contemporary spirituality --
Beyond meditation --
Social awareness --
Buddhist morality --
Action : peacework and social justice --
A world in flames --
Socially engaged Buddhism --
Engaged Buddhism in Asia --
Engaged Buddhism worldwide --
The grounding of socially engaged Buddhism --
Root problems of Buddhist social activism --
Building a radical culture of awakening.
Responsibility: Ken Jones.
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"In this monumental work, Jones makes a compelling and humane case that the well-being of the individual and the well-being of society simply cannot be separated. The New Social Face of Buddhism is timely, vital reading for activists, scholars and everyone seeking to transform their spiritual practice into a force for social, political, and global change. This book is an expanded and thoroughly updated edition of one the groundbreaking books on socially engaged spirituality."--Jacket.

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