Buddhist Peacework

Creating Cultures of Peace
Foreword by
Joan Halifax


256 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches


ISBN 9780861711673

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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

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

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.