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Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place

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Title:Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place


Author:Dalai Lama
Pema Chödrön
Thich Nhat Hanh
Joseph Goldstein
Chogyam Trungpa

Editor:Melvin Mcleod

Publisher:Wisdom Publications

Publish Year:2006

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Politics | Philosophy | Spirituality / Spiritual | Tibetan Politics | Current Affairs




Size:152 x 228 mm


Price:USD 19.85

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  • "I've studied politics my entire life. It's been because of my time working on this book that I've finally learned what's really important in politics." So says Melvin McLeod, editor of Mindful Politics, a book that transcends Right and Left, progressive and conservative, to get to the heart of what matters: how we can all make a positive difference in our complex political world.

    This is not your typical political book. It's not written at a fever pitch, it doesn't use a good/bad binary, and it doesn't tout partisan policies. Instead, this timely collection addresses the less-discussed but more important questions about politics: What insight does religion have to offer politics? How can we as concerned citizens move beyond the particulars of legislation and party affiliation, and take direct action? How, amid divisive and challenging times, can personal growth and effective advocacy take place together?

    In short, Mindful Politics offers the perspectives of 34 important authors and thinkers on how each of us, right now, can make the world a better place.

    McLeod includes essays and insights from some of the brightest, and most controversial, lights of Buddhism - and beyond.

    Included are:

        Thich Nhat Hanh
        Sam Harris (author of The End of Faith)
        The Dalai Lama
        Jerry Brown
        Pema Chodron
        Trungpa Rinpoche
        bell hooks
        Ezra Bayda
        Meg Wheatley
        ...and many more

    Dalai Lama

    Pema Chödrön

    Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and Don't Bite the Hook.

    Thich Nhat Hanh

    Joseph Goldstein

    Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and loving kindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society.

    Chogyam Trungpa

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