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The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World

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By the time Donald Rothberg was in his early twenties, he knew he had two vocations. He wanted to dedicate himself to justice and social change, and he wanted to commit himself to exploring the depths of human consciousness — to an awakening of our deeper spiritual nature. It has been his life's work, as an activist, organizer, writer, and teacher, to bring these two paths together and to reveal how deeply they require one another.

The Engaged Spiritual Life is the fruit of this work. Skillfully weaving together basic spiritual teachings, real-life examples, social context, and exercises, Rothberg provides a clear, thorough, and compelling guide for those interested in connecting inner and outer transformation. At the core of the book are ten spiritual principles and associated practices that will enable readers to engage all the parts of their lives — whether personal, interpersonal, or political — into a seamless whole.

Review:

"Few have poured their lives into the contemporary movement that is dedicated to recovering Buddhism's social outreach with as much dedication and effectiveness as Donald Rothberg." Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions

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"Donald Rothberg is a remarkably talented teacher whose writing, like his teaching style, is interesting, engaging, upbeat, and — most importantly — hopeful. This is the authoritative map describing the connection between wisdom and social action, and it does so clearly, simply, nonacademically, and entertainingly. The specific practices it offers inspire confidence that transforming ourselves and the world is a possibility — which is the best message in the world in times like these." Sylvia Boorstein, author of It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness

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"At a moment when our world desperately needs an integration of spiritual wisdom and social action, Donald Rothberg points the way to a new synthesis — of great interest to people in all faith communities and to many who have previously distanced themselves from spiritual life in order to pursue social change." Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right

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"I know of no one who better combines scholarship in this field with teaching experience and on-the-ground activism. Rothberg's words ring with an unmistakable authenticity." Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World

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"With grace and persuasiveness…this substantive guidebook weds theory and practice in a vital and memorable way." Spirituality and Practice

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"[T]his guide will be useful to progressive spiritual practitioners from all traditions." Shambhala Sun

Synopsis:

Skillfully weaving together basic spiritual teachings, real-life examples, social context, and exercises, Donald Rothberg provides a clear, thorough, and compelling guide for those interested in connecting inner and outer transformation.

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About the Author

Donald Rothberg is one of the major teachers and writers on socially engaged Buddhism in the United States. He is a meditation teacher on the Spirit Rock Teachers' Council in northern California and has been an organizer, teacher, and board member for the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Rothberg also directs the Socially Engaged Spirituality program at the Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco. He has published essays in Tricycle, Turning Wheel, and the Journal of Humanistic Psychology among others. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807077252
Author:
Rothberg, Donald
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Foreword by:
Kornfield, Jack
Foreword:
Smith, Huston
Foreword:
Kornfield, Jack
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Spiritual
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.36x6.34x.73 in. .88 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807077252 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Few have poured their lives into the contemporary movement that is dedicated to recovering Buddhism's social outreach with as much dedication and effectiveness as Donald Rothberg."
"Review" by , "Donald Rothberg is a remarkably talented teacher whose writing, like his teaching style, is interesting, engaging, upbeat, and — most importantly — hopeful. This is the authoritative map describing the connection between wisdom and social action, and it does so clearly, simply, nonacademically, and entertainingly. The specific practices it offers inspire confidence that transforming ourselves and the world is a possibility — which is the best message in the world in times like these."
"Review" by , "At a moment when our world desperately needs an integration of spiritual wisdom and social action, Donald Rothberg points the way to a new synthesis — of great interest to people in all faith communities and to many who have previously distanced themselves from spiritual life in order to pursue social change." Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right
"Review" by , "I know of no one who better combines scholarship in this field with teaching experience and on-the-ground activism. Rothberg's words ring with an unmistakable authenticity."
"Review" by , "With grace and persuasiveness…this substantive guidebook weds theory and practice in a vital and memorable way."
"Review" by , "[T]his guide will be useful to progressive spiritual practitioners from all traditions."
"Synopsis" by , Skillfully weaving together basic spiritual teachings, real-life examples, social context, and exercises, Donald Rothberg provides a clear, thorough, and compelling guide for those interested in connecting inner and outer transformation.
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