Library - Buddha Dharma

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Badiner, Allen, ed. Mindfulness In The Marketplace: Compassionate Responses To Consumerism. Parallax Press, 2002. Eco-ethics, right livelihood and mindful consumption are here discussed by a range of authors from Thich Nhat Hanh to Paul Hawken to Riane Eisler to Joan Halifax, with a forward by Julia Butterfly Hill.

Bhikkhu Bodhi. The Noble 8-Fold Path: Way To The End Of Suffering. Pariyati Editions, 1984.  Guidance for humanity on the personal and community level to develop our own Buddha nature and deal with the challenges of daily life with compassionate wisdom and effort to end/heal suffering and realize our connection with each other and the planet that sustains us.

Dalai Lama. Ethics For The New Millenium. Riverhead Trade, 2001.  The Dalai Lama makes clear the meaning of the precepts in Buddhism as they apply to modern daily life and the importance of applying them on the individual, community and global level for the sake of all sentient beings.

Goleman, Daniel. The Dalai Lama, introduction. A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World. Random House/Bantam, 2015.   The Dalai Lama explains how to turn our compassionate energy outward and provides a singular vision for transforming the world in practical and positive ways. He offers a long-range, global plan that every individual can work with and build on, ranging from things that help the environment to things that help the less fortunate.

Macy, Joanna and Chris Johnstone, Active Hope. New World Library, 2012.  Looks at climate change impacts for humanity in the ecological, social, psychological and economic realms and ways to keep hope alive individually and collectively, to respect/repair/revere all of life, and to overcome despair and helplessness and align with actions that can move from chaos to healing and connection.

Stanley, John, David R Loy & Gyurme Dorje eds. A Buddhist Response To The Climate Emergency. Wisdom Publication Books, 2009. Contributions by the Dalai Lama, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joanna Macy and Khenchen Thrangu Rimpoche and others offer and ask for a collective enlightened response to the challenges of climate change that can slow/halt our most harmful consumptive patterns of behavior sure to impact future generations.

Thich Nhat Hanh, ed. For A Future To Be Possible: Commentaries On The Five Wonderful Precepts. Parallax Press 1993.  With contributions from Patricia Marx Ellsberg, Robert Aitken, Maxine Hong Kingston, Stephen Batchelor, David Stendl-Rast, Jack Kornfield and more -dealing very practically with the 5 Buddhist precepts and how they can guide us to live more peacefully and sustainably on this Earth.

 

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