conflict, culture, change

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“Sulak Sivaraksa has set an admirable example of the relevance of Buddhism in the contemporary world.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama

CONFLICT, CULTURE, CHANGE

Engaged Buddhism in a Globalizing World

Sulak Sivaraksa

From Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sulak Sivaraksa comes this look at Buddhism’s innate ability to help change life on the global scale. Conflict, Culture, Change explores the cultural and environmental impacts of consumerism, nonviolence, and compassion, giving special attention to the integration of mindfulness and social activism, the use of Buddhist ethics to confront structural violence, and globalization’s threat to traditional identity.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages, 5.75 x 8.00 inches
  • $17.95
  • ISBN 9780861714988
  • ebook
  • 160 pages
  • $9.99
  • ISBN 9780861718191
about the author
Conflict, Culture, Change

Sulak Sivaraksa has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received the Right Livelihood Award and the Gandhi Millennium Award. He is the founder of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and more than a dozen other international organizations. Born in 1933, the year Thailand emerged from absolute monarchy into democracy, his life has been intimately bound up with Southeast Asia’s modern history. He was a Buddhist monk for two years, and then completed his higher education in Great Britain, where he also worked as a writer and commentator for the BBC. He is the intellectual voice of his generation in Asia, best known for his indefatigable efforts to bring people together into community, common work, and a shared vision of a more enlightened world. Sulak is author of Seeds of Peace: A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society and more than 100 other books and monographs. He lives in Thailand.

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