Cover image for Waking the Buddha how the most dynamic and empowering Buddhist movement in history is changing our concept of religion
Title:
Waking the Buddha how the most dynamic and empowering Buddhist movement in history is changing our concept of religion
Author:
Strand, Clark, 1957-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2014.
Physical Description:
4 audio discs (4.00 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Soka Gakkai International is the largest, most dynamic Buddhist movement in the world today. The author offers insight into how and why the Soka Gakkai, with its commitment to social justice and its egalitarian approach, has become a role model, not only for other schools of Buddhism, but for other religions as well.
General Note:
Title from container.

Compact discs.
Language:
English
Corporate Subject:
Genre:
Added Author:
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9781494506308
Format :
Audiobook on CD

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Lancaster Library BQ8415.4 .S87 2014C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
Searching...
Dudley Branch Library BQ8415.4 .S87 2014C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Or has Buddhism become too detached, so still and quiet that the Buddha has fallen asleep? Waking the Buddha tells the story of the Soka Gakkai International, the largest, most dynamic Buddhist movement in the world today-and one that is waking up and shaking up Buddhism so it can truly work in ordinary people's lives. Drawing on his long personal experience as a Buddhist teacher, journalist, and editor, Clark Strand offers broad insight into how and why the Soka Gakkai, with its commitment to social justice and its egalitarian approach, has become a role model, not only for other schools of Buddhism but for other religions as well.


Google Preview