An introduction to engaged Buddhism

"This textbook introduces and explores the ideas, practices, and philosophy of the movement of engaged Buddhism. This new movement argues that suffering is not just caused by cravings of the mind, but also by political and social factors. Therefore, engaged Buddhists 'engage' with soc...

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Main Author: Fuller, Paul 1968-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: London New York Oxford New Delhi Sydney Bloomsbury Academic 2022
In:Year: 2022
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Buddhism / Social engagement / Ecology
Further subjects:B Buddhism Social aspects
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Summary:"This textbook introduces and explores the ideas, practices, and philosophy of the movement of engaged Buddhism. This new movement argues that suffering is not just caused by cravings of the mind, but also by political and social factors. Therefore, engaged Buddhists 'engage' with social issues to achieve liberation. Paul Fuller outlines the movement's origins and principles. This is followed by a comprehensive analysis of the central themes and issues of engaged Buddhism, offering new insights into the formation of modern Buddhism. The range of issues covered includes politics, gender, environmentalism, identity, blasphemy and violence. These are illustrated by case studies and examples from a range of locations where Buddhism is practised. Discussion points and suggested further reading, including internet resources, are provided at the end of each chapter, which will further enrich undergraduates' grasp of the topic"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1350129062