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.
©2014 Clark Strand (P)2014 Tantor
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"Wow! 5 stars"
Amazing book! Right on point. Great book for someone interested in philosophy, life and being happy!
It's a keeper. I will add to my library
"Wonderful book with great narration"
This is the first audiobook I've ever bought.
I really enjoyed the book with the great narration.
"A bit of snooze"
I felt like I was listening to an infomercial for SGI. The reader did a nice enough job of reading it but the book was dull.
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