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The social face of Buddhism

an approach to political and social activism

by Jones, Ken

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Published by Wisdom Publications in London, Boston, MA, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism -- Social aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-408) and index.

    StatementKen Jones.
    SeriesA Wisdom East-West book.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ4570.S6 J66 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination415 p. ;
    Number of Pages415
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2061042M
    ISBN 100861710622
    LC Control Number88040562

    Although the study of Jizo is often relegated to the folkloric, Hank Glassman, in this highly original and readable book, demonstrates that the bodhisattva's cult was promoted and embraced at the most elite levels of society. The Face of Jizo explores the stories behind sculptural and painted images of Jizo to reveal a fascinating cultural history. The faces of Buddhism in America are diverse, active, and growing, and this book will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding this vital religious movement. About the Author Charles S. Prebish is Associate Professor of Religion at Pennsylvania State University and author and editor of numerous works, including American Buddhism and Buddhist Monastic Discipline.

    Buddhism is an Indian religion founded on the teachings of a mendicant and spiritual teacher called "the Buddha" ("the Awakened One", c. 5th to 4th century BCE). Early texts have the Buddha's family name as "Gautama" (Pali: Gotama). The details of Buddha's life are mentioned in many Early Buddhist Texts but are inconsistent, and his social background and life details are difficult to prove. A. Ego – despite Buddhism considers that ego is a major cause of suffering, out of all religious groups, Buddhists in general have the biggest ego. You can readily observe this in Buddhist temples and centres where it is not seldom to encounter ‘unique snowflakes’ where they make themselves identified by their manner, speech and even the way they dress.

    Buddhism, religion and philosophy that developed from the doctrines of the Buddha, a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE. Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and, beginning in the 20th century, it spread to the West. Living Buddhist Masters by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield The Tao of Sobriety by David Gregson Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. Life of Milarepa by Lobsang Jivaka The New Social Face of Buddhism by Ken Jones. Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism by Kittisaro and Thanisara.


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