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Engaged Buddhism?

Generally when one considers “Engaged Buddhism” one thinks of the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh or perhaps the writings of Stephen Batchelor and his secular-oriented bent. One can think of many others like Robert Thurman or even the earlier writings of Walpola Rahula. Of course the list can go on incorporating the tradition of Theravada Buddhism and more mainstream Mahayana Buddhism. For this blog I’d like to focus on the writings of Ken Jones, particularly his “Buddhism and Social Action”, and how they may, in some fashion, pertain to our Transcendentalist approach to Engaged Buddhism here in Unborn Mind Zen. One of our blogs, “The Karma Factor”, spoke of its relationship to rebirth—perhaps even to the nether regions of Buddhist Hell. Ken Jones offers a “social” component: read more

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