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Not Turning Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism
by Susan Moon
The term "engaged Buddhism" was coined by the Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh as a way of asserting that Buddhism should not be passive or otherworldly, but on the contrary, that Buddhists should be deeply, compassionately involved in every aspect of society where suffering arises. Not Turning Away is a treasury of writings on the philosophy and practice of engaged Buddhism b...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 27th 2004 by Shambhala
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I totally didn't expect to like this anthology as much as I did. Being a collection of stories, there was a range of topics and accessibility, but some of the stories put me to tears they were so compelling, beautiful, and or inspirational.