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Conclusion

Sallie B. King

in Socially Engaged Buddhism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833350
eISBN:
9780824870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter addresses the question: what is Buddhist about the Engaged Buddhism? The signature contribution of Engaged Buddhism to global thinking about spiritual social activism is the ... More


Social Welfare and Buddhist-Inspired Activism

John K. Nelson

in Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces some of the histories, expressions, and practices of Buddhist-inspired social activism, with a final section devoted to the exceptional circumstances of Japan’s March 11, 2011, ... More


The Traditional Theravada Practice

Asanga Tilakaratne

in Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835965
eISBN:
9780824871598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835965.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Theravada practices that have traditionally been a major influence on the cultures of the Theravada countries. It specifically looks at the varied forms of “merit acquiring,” ... More


Experimental Buddhism: Contexts and Trajectories

John K. Nelson

in Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the concept of “experimental Buddhism” as a theoretical frame for identifying and organizing some of the key features that distinguish innovation and activism within broadly ... More


Unification and Spiritual Activism: Murakami and Manshi

James Mark Shields

in Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190664008
eISBN:
9780190675523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664008.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Religion and Society

Chapter 2, "Unification and Spiritual Activism: Murakami and Manshi" begins with an analysis of an academic movement called Daijō hibusseturon大‎乗‎非‎仏‎説‎論‎, which argued for a return to early Buddhism ... More


Refuge in the State: Buddhist Monks and Virtuous Governmentality

Jonathan A. Young

in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the political activism of Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka. It argues that monks have been politically active for a very long time in Sri Lanka and that the political involvement ... More


Buddhist Environmentalism

Leslie E. Sponsel and Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel

in Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199373093
eISBN:
9780199373116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373093.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The cultural resources of Buddhist doctrine and the specific actions that Buddhists have taken to address environmental issues is the subject of the chapter by Leslie E. Sponsel and Poranee ... More


“We Can Do No Less”: Buddhism and Social Justice

Anna Brown

in Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199373093
eISBN:
9780199373116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373093.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Scholar-activist Anna Brown draws upon her own experience as a Zen practitioner advocating engaged Buddhism. She discusses the empowering richness of the tradition in critiquing the causes of ... More


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