Engaged Buddhism in the West

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Selected as one of Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles (2000)


Christopher S. Queen

Engaged Buddhism is founded on the belief that genuine spiritual practice requires an active involvement in society. Engaged Buddhism in the West illuminates the evolution of this new chapter in the Buddhist tradition—including its history, leadership, and teachings—and addresses issues such as violence and peace, race and gender, homelessness, prisons, and the environment.

Eighteen new studies explore the activism of renowned leaders and organizations, such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Bernard Glassman, Joanna Macy, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and the Free Tibet Movement, and the emergence of a new Buddhism in North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.

book information
  • print
  • 560 pages, 1 x 6 inches
  • $24.95
  • ebook
  • 560 pages
  • $18.99
  • ISBN 9780861718412
about the author
Engaged Buddhism in the West

Christopher S. Queen teaches Buddhism and World Religions at Harvard University. He has authored and edited many works on Buddhism, including Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia. Chris is also the Convener and Honorary Chairman of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics’ online conference on “Socially Engaged Buddhism.” He lives in West Newton, Massachusetts.

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