Not Turning Away The Practice of Engaged Buddhism

ISBN-10: 159030103X
ISBN-13: 9781590301036
Edition: 2004
Authors: Susan Moon
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Description: The term "engaged Buddhism" was coined by the Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh as a way of asserting that Buddhism should not be passive or otherworldly, but on the contrary, that Buddhists should be deeply, compassionately involved in every aspect of  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The term "engaged Buddhism" was coined by the Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh as a way of asserting that Buddhism should not be passive or otherworldly, but on the contrary, that Buddhists should be deeply, compassionately involved in every aspect of society where suffering arises.Not Turning Awayis a treasury of writings on the philosophy and practice of engaged Buddhism by some of the most well-known and respected figures in the movement, gleaned from the pages of the magazine that is the primary forum for engaged Buddhism in America and elsewhere:Turning Wheel: The Journal of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.Not Turning Awayprovides a history of the engaged Buddhism movement, an analysis of its underlying principles, and inspiring practical examples of real people's experiences in putting spiritual practice to the test on the personal, national, and global levels. The range of topics-from political oppression to prison work, disability, racism, poverty, nonviolence, forgiveness, the student-teacher relationship, and homelessness-demonstrates the applicability of Buddhist teaching to every concern of modern life. Contributors include: Robert Aitken Jan Chozen Bays Melody Ermachild Chavis Zoketsu Norman Fischer Thich Nhat Hanh Jack Kornfield Kenneth Kraft Joanna Macy Jarvis Jay Masters Fleet Maull Susan Moon Wendy Egyoku Nakao Maylie Scott Gary Snyder Robert Thurman Joan Tollifson Diana Winston

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Practicing in the home and in the heart
On beggars
Crawling
Money and livelihood behind bars
Bad dog
Imperfection is a beautiful thing
Dealing with the anger caused by racism
Making peace with myself
Healing and empowerment
Shadows of war and class
Dead man's coat
The breakfast club
Taking the practice into the world
Seeking evil, finding only good
Being arrested
Landmines of the heart
Journey of a broken heart
Impossible choices
Nowhere to run
There was a gun in the house
Just trust yourself
Becoming the landscape
Food for thought
The practice of peace
Wellsprings of engaged Buddhism
Buddhist resources for despair
Nourishing freedom
About money
Impossible possibilities
Buddha's mother saving Tibet
Caring for home
Speed
Can this practice be saved?
Imagine living in your bathroom
Vowing peace in an age of war
Resources
Contributors

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