By Phil Henry

ISBN-10: 1472512553

ISBN-13: 9781472512550

ISBN-10: 1474223788

ISBN-13: 9781474223782

lately, there was a transforming into educational acknowledgment worldwide of a modern Buddhist phenomenon defined as Engaged, or Socially Engaged Buddhism (SEB). it's a contested phenomenon variously linked to discovering Buddhist strategies 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 prior, during which case a brand new expression of an historic perform is being skilled throughout us? Or is that this relatively a continuity of perform, tailored to notify present knowing provided that a few could describe Buddhism as constantly having been engaged? Adaptation and advancements in Western Buddhism examines the united kingdom Socially Engaged Buddhist event captured via a sequence of 5 case reports 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 facts from practitioner's stories with which to characterise the formerly dichotomous educational debate. eventually, the amount locates Socially Engaged Buddhism within the united kingdom and areas it in the broader and international context of an rising "Western Buddhism”, characterising the phenomenon and its relationships to the broader Buddhist world.

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