A New Buddhist Path - Praise

Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World

Engage with a new vision of Buddhism and the modern world with the bestselling author of Money Sex War Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution.



176 pages, 6x9 inches


ISBN 9781614290025

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“Offers fresh takes on enlightenment, nonattachment, and a new model of activism linking outer and inner practice.”—Spirituality & Practice

“In this new book, Zen teacher, sage, and activist David Loy offers a fresh Buddhist perspective for a post-Axial age that addresses and challenges adherents of any religion or no religion, as we together face the gravest crises of our history. A New Buddhist Path lays out the contours of a liberating spiritual practice, a new story, and an integral vision that links personal transformation with wholehearted engagement toward healing our deeply wounded and fragmented Earth community.”
—Ruben L. F. Habito, author of Living Zen, Loving God

“This gripping, important, and ultimately heartening book by David Loy is a wake-up call for Buddhists and everyone else on how to respond to the current multiple crises.”
—Lila Kate Wheeler, author of When Mountains Walked

“I look to David Loy’s writing to guide me wisely through the snares and thickets of modernity. While the Dharma is ageless, it must be reinvented time and again to meet our circumstances.  That is David’s life work, bringing to bear a depth of practice, wisdom, and intellectual vigor. With many others on the Buddhist path I bow to him in gratitude.”
—Hozan Alan Senauke, Clear View Project, Berkeley CA

“This wonderful book shows us, with in depth analysis, why the twenty-first-century boddhisattva has to embrace both personal and social transformation. The modern spiritual practitioner must unite with the engaged activist. A New Buddhist Path is a wake up call, that explains why we as a civilization need to tell the overall story that “we are creatures that create and know that we create.””—Nikolaj Flor Rotne, cofounder of stillnessrevolution.com

“In A New Buddhist Path, Zen teacher David Loy has re-visioned the middle way for Western Buddhists. He describes a path that fully embraces both the amazing insights of the Buddhist tradition and the wealth of our contemporary critical analysis, while charting a course between the traps of a bare literalism and modernist materialism. He brings an unparalleled depth of both scholarship and deep spiritual insight to the project. I fear it has become a cliché to declare an instant classic. But, I really believe this is a book that will mark many hearts for many years to come. This is a manifesto of genuine spiritual freedom, written for our generation.”
—James Ishmael Ford, author of If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break

“David Loy is a wonderful guide along the latest turn of the Buddha’s path, as the Dharma moves through the West, encountering science, democracy, and deep ecology. Loy masterfully shows us the relevance of the Dharma in the modern world, and how it can serve the greater good.”
—Wes Nisker, author of Essential Crazy Wisdom

“This breathtakingly insightful book captures what the Buddha Dharma most distinctively brings to this apocalyptic moment in our crisis-ridden world.  For one like me, who loves the Buddha's teachings with the same heart that grew up loving Hebrew prophets and Jesus, and the same mind that peered at his Dharma through the lens of systems science, David Loy's presentation of “A New Path” is both trustworthy and thrilling.  I have always counted on David Loy for his explication of the systemic, institutionalized forms of greed, hatred, and delusion, the "three poisons" now threatening all life on Earth.  With this treasure of a book I equally prize his wide-angle reflections on collective awakening and his good, grounding presentation of the bodhisattva archetype, so meaningful to so many today, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.”
—Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life

A New Buddhist Path is the perfect tool for integrating ancient wisdom into our rapidly-changing world. The discussion in these pages is a crucial one for our future.”
—Jaimal Yogis, author of Saltwater Buddha

“David R. Loy describes a path for Buddhism that stays faithful to its core traditions yet remains open to the values of modern society. Highly recommended, especially for personal and public library Buddhist Studies shelves.”—The Midwest Book Review