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Buddhist Traditions: Interdependence

Daniel P. Scheid

in The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199359431
eISBN:
9780199359462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359431.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the Buddhist tradition and its principle of pratītyasamutpāda, translated as dependent origination or interdependence. A brief overview of the four noble truths and the classic ... More


Mindfulness, Literature, and the Affirmation of Ordinary Life

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the conditions under which Buddhist practices of mindfulness have come to take on a new significance within the context of modernity’s broad affirmation of the ordinary world. ... More


Picturing Buddhism: Nurturing Buddhist Worldviews through Children’s Books

Karen Derris

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Storytelling has served as a primary resource for cultivating children’s religious and ethical worldviews in Buddhist cultures across Asia. Children growing up in Buddhist societies hear stories ... More


Goddess of Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip’s Memoirs

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 reads Le Ly Hayslip’s paired autobiographies, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace as major acts of reframing the war. In these works, the refugee claims ... More


A Brief History of Interdependence

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The idea of interdependence has assumed a central role in contemporary Buddhism, especially in the West. This chapter traces the way by which dependent origination (pratitya-samutpada) in early ... More


The Bodhisattva’s Practice of Enlightenment

Dale S. Wright

in What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190622596
eISBN:
9780190622626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622596.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

“The Bodhisattva’s Practice of Enlightenment” interprets a Los Angeles Times newspaper opinion piece by Thich Nhat Hanh as a contemporary image of enlightenment with far-reaching implications. ... More


War and Peace

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/9780824833350.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter narrates how Engaged Buddhists leaders found new ways of using active nonviolence to engage issues of war and peace in the twentieth century. Notable among these leaders are His ... More


History of Buddhist–Christian Dialogue

Paul O. Ingram

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/9780199373093.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Paul Ingram describes the major figures involved in three interdependent forms of Buddhist–Christian dialogue: conceptual dialogue, socially engaged dialogue, and interior dialogue. Conceptual ... More


Teaching Engaged Buddhism in Uncertain Times

Christopher Queen

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/9780199373093.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Christopher Queen shares his experiences teaching Engaged Buddhism, a major modern development that has resonated with Americans, and especially undergraduate students who increasingly do service ... More


Could Suicide Really Be a Fundamental Human Right?: A Triple Threat

Margaret P. Battin

in Human Dignity and Assisted Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190675967
eISBN:
9780190675998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675967.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Could suicide be not just a right, but a fundamental right, rooted in dignity? A linguistic triple threat complicates this question: problems about “rights,” problems about “dignity,” and problems ... More


The Problems and Promise of Karma from an Engaged Buddhist Perspective

Sallie B. King

in A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay examines the role of karma in Engaged Buddhist thought and action. It discusses (1) ways in which Engaged Buddhists make use of karma; (2) ways in which karma is a problem for Engaged ... More


Justice: The Meramec River at Times Beach and Mohandas Gandhi

Belden C. Lane

in Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199927814
eISBN:
9780197563274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199927814.003.0025
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

The spring-fed Meramec River wanders for 218 miles through six Missouri counties before it flows into the Mississippi eighteen miles south of St. Louis. It ... More


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