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The New Social Face of Buddhism

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Publisher Comments:

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 of the groundbreaking books on socially engaged spirituality.

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British activist and a Zen practitioner for over 30 years, Jones argues that the distinction between personal Buddhist practice and social activism to benefit the world is illusory. Though he writes for non-Buddhists as well, he particularly addresses Buddhists. He has completely revised the 1989 edition. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Very important reading for all those looking to bridge their spiritual practice to social action.

Synopsis:

British activist and a Zen practitioner for over 30 years, Jones argues that the distinction between personal Buddhist practice and social activism to benefit the world is illusory. Though he writes for non-Buddhists as well, he particularly addresses Buddhists. He has completely revised the 1989 ed

Synopsis:

Jones presents an astute, well-informed, and balanced analysis of the philosophy, history, and future of socially relevant Buddhism. At a time when clear social action is needed more than ever, The New Social Face of Buddhism is vital reading for activists, scholars and everyone seeking to transform their spiritual practice into a force for social, political, and global change. A groundbreaking work, Jones's book is a wellspring of inspiration that should not be missed.

Synopsis:

For Jones the establishment of a definitive relationship between individual and society is central to the development of both engaged Buddhism and sociology. Here he tells readers how to bridge their spiritual practice to social action.

About the Author

Ken Jones has been a lifelong activist and a Zen practitioner for over thirty years. He is a founding member of the UK Network of Engaged Buddhists.

Table of Contents

Foundations — Making a life — Mahayana — The karmic dynamo — 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 in the West — The grounding of socially engaged Buddhism — Root problems of Buddhist social activism — Building a radical culture of awakening.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780861713653
Foreword:
Kraft, Kenneth
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications (MA)
Foreword by:
Kraft, Kenneth
Foreword:
Kraft, Kenneth
Author:
Kraft, Kenneth
Author:
Jones, Ken
Location:
Somerville, MA
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Social Science-Social Work
Subject:
Buddhism -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Religious life (buddhism)
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 13
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Very important reading for all those looking to bridge their spiritual practice to social action.
"Synopsis" by , British activist and a Zen practitioner for over 30 years, Jones argues that the distinction between personal Buddhist practice and social activism to benefit the world is illusory. Though he writes for non-Buddhists as well, he particularly addresses Buddhists. He has completely revised the 1989 ed
"Synopsis" by , Jones presents an astute, well-informed, and balanced analysis of the philosophy, history, and future of socially relevant Buddhism. At a time when clear social action is needed more than ever, The New Social Face of Buddhism is vital reading for activists, scholars and everyone seeking to transform their spiritual practice into a force for social, political, and global change. A groundbreaking work, Jones's book is a wellspring of inspiration that should not be missed.
"Synopsis" by , For Jones the establishment of a definitive relationship between individual and society is central to the development of both engaged Buddhism and sociology. Here he tells readers how to bridge their spiritual practice to social action.
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