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The Path of compassion : writing on socially engaged Buddhism

Author: Fred Eppsteiner
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Parallax Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. 2nd ed
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"In recent years there has been a significant shift in recognition of Buddhism's social dimension. To encourage this direction, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship has assembled this impressive collection of writings by distinguished teachers and commentators on 'socially engaged Buddhism,' a Buddhism which is not just in meditation halls but which pervades all our everyday lives and concerns."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Eppsteiner
ISBN: 0938077023 9780938077022
OCLC Number: 17732299
Notes: "A Buddhist Peace Fellowship book."
Description: xx, 219 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Engaged Buddhism: an introduction / Kenneth Kraft --
Invocation: a Cambodian prayer / Maha Ghosananda --
Hope for the future / Tenzin Gyatso, the XIVth Dalai Lama --
Buddhism in a world of change / Sulak Sivaraksa --
Nurturing compassion / Christina Feldman --
Path of compassion / Jack Kornfield --
Please call me by my true names / Thich Nhat Hanh --
Individual, society, and nature / Thich Nhat Hanh --
To enter the marketplace / Nelson Foster --
Buddhism and social action: an exploration / Ken Jones --
Buddhism and the possibilities of a planetary culture / Gary Snyder --
Gandhi, Dogen and deep ecology / Robert Aitken --
Power of peace / Chagdud Tulku --
Thoughts on the Jatakas / Rafe Martin --
Social teachings of the Buddha / Walpola Rahula --
Edicts of Asoka / Robert A.F. Thurman --
Nagarjuna's guidelines for Buddhist social activism / Robert A.F. Thurman --
Three lessons from Shaku Soen / Robert Aitken --
In the crucible: the order of interbeing / Fred Eppsteiner --
Days and months / Cao Ngoc Phuong --
In Indra's net: Sarvodaya & our mutual efforts for peace / Joanna Macy --
Interactivity: sitting for peace & standing for Parliament / Christopher Titmuss --
Rape / Judith Ragir --
Dhamma at the precinct level / Charlene Spretnak --
Taking heart: exercises for social activists / Joanna Macy.
Responsibility: edited by Fred Eppsteiner.

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"In recent years there has been a significant shift in recognition of Buddhism's social dimension. To encourage this direction, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship has assembled this impressive collection of writings by distinguished teachers and commentators on 'socially engaged Buddhism,' a Buddhism which is not just in meditation halls but which pervades all our everyday lives and concerns."--Cover.

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