Adaptation and Developments in Western Buddhism: Socially by Phil Henry

By Phil Henry

lately, there was a becoming educational acknowledgment around the globe of a latest Buddhist phenomenon defined as Engaged, or Socially Engaged Buddhism (SEB). it's a contested phenomenon variously linked to discovering Buddhist recommendations for social, political and ecological difficulties. the talk approximately its origins, perform and legitimacy has stirred lecturers and practitioners alike.

Firstly, does such an method of Buddhist perform represent a departure with the previous, during which case a brand new expression of an old perform is being skilled throughout us? Or is that this rather a continuity of perform, tailored to notify present figuring out on condition that a few might describe Buddhism as consistently having been engaged? Adaptation and advancements in Western Buddhism examines the united kingdom Socially Engaged Buddhist adventure captured via a sequence of 5 case stories of Buddhist teams and a survey undertaken over years within the box.

The quantity is a ground-breaking and benchmark research of Socially Engaged Buddhism within the united kingdom, drawing for the 1st time on proof from practitioner's studies with which to characterise the formerly dichotomous educational debate. finally, the quantity locates Socially Engaged Buddhism within the united kingdom and areas it in the broader and worldwide context of an rising "Western Buddhism”, characterising the phenomenon and its relationships to the broader Buddhist world.

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