Buddhist Peacework

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“A collection of essays that is bound to create hope and give inspiration. Filled with the inspiring work of many dedicated people all over the world, Buddhist Peacework provides ample examples and fresh ideas for those who want to work toward a culture of peace.”—Turning Wheel


Creating Cultures of Peace

David W. Chappell

Buddhism is famous for bringing inner peace, but what about social harmony, human rights, and environmental balance? We have a responsibility today to work directly with our own suffering and the suffering in our communities, the world, and the environment.

Buddhist Peacework collects—for the first time in one place—first-person descriptions of the ideas and work of eminent Buddhist leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Maha Ghosananda, A.T. Ariyaratne, Daisaku Ikeda, Shih Cheng-yen, Sulak Sivaraksa, and Robert Aitken. These 18 essays are divided into three sections that explore the newest Buddhist social developments, the principles that guide Buddhist peacework, and the importance of ongoing inner peacework in developing a sense of kinship with all people.

A table of contents for this book can be found here.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages, 5.50 x 8.50 inches
  • $14.95
  • ISBN 9780861711673
about the author
Buddhist Peacework

David W. Chappell was a scholar of Chinese Buddhism and graduate chair of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaii. He inititiated a series of Buddhist-Christian conferences in 1980 and was founding editor of the academic journal Buddhist-Christian Studies from 1980–95. He became the founding director of the Buddhist Studies Program at the University of Hawaii in 1987. In 1988, Professor Chappell was a cofounder of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, and served as its President from 1993–95. He died in 2004.

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