World as Lover, World as Self

A Guide to Living Fully in Turbulent times

Author: Joanna Macy

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 188837571X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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A new beginning for the environment must start with a new spiritual outlook. In this book, author Joanna Macy offers concrete suggestions for just that, showing how each of us can change the attitudes that continue to threaten our environment. Using the Buddha's teachings on Paticca Samuppada, which stresses the interconnectedness of all things in the world and suggests that any one action affects all things, Macy describes how decades of ignoring this principle has resulted in a self-centeredness that has devastated the environment. Humans, Macy implores, must acknowledge and understand their connectedness to their world and begin to move toward a more focused effort to save it.
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Active Hope

How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy

Author: Joanna Macy,Chris Johnstone

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577319733

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 9418

The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
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Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory

The Dharma of Natural Systems

Author: Joanna Macy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438411634

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

View: 1228

This book brings important new dimensions to the interface between contemporary Western science and ancient Eastern wisdom. Here for the first time the concepts and insights of general systems theory are presented in tandem with those of the Buddha. Remarkable convergences appear between core Buddhist teachings and the systems view of reality, arising in our century from biology and extending into the social and cognitive sciences. Giving a cogent introduction to both bodies of thought, and a fresh interpretation of the Buddha’s core teaching of dependent co-arising, this book shows how their common perspective on causality can inform our lives. The interdependence of all beings provides the context for clarifying both the role of meditative practice and guidelines for effective action on behalf of the common good.
Posted in Philosophy

Peace on Earth

The Role of Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies

Author: Thomas Matyók,Maureen Flaherty,Hamdesa Tuso,Jessica Senehi,Sean Byrne

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739176293

Category: Religion

Page: 500

View: 901

Peace on Earth: The Role of Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies provides a critical analysis of faith and religious institutions in peacebuilding practice and pedagogy. The work captures the synergistic relationships among faith traditions and how multiple approaches to conflict transformation and peacebuilding result in a creative process that has the potential to achieve a more detailed view of peace on earth, containing breadth as well as depth.
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The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice

Studies from Hollow Water, the Iona Community, and Plum Village

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843106876

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4364

In this groundbreaking international comparative study on healing justice, the author examines a number of traditional communities. Sawatsky identifies the common patterns, themes, and imagination which these communities share. These commonalities among those that practice healing justice are then examined for their implications for wider society.
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Sacred Earth

The Spiritual Landscape of Native America

Author: Arthur Versluis

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892813520

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 162

View: 5829

Placing Native American spirituality in the context of the world's great religions, Sacred Earth contrasts contemporary society's arrogant belief in its own power with native traditions of reverence for the earth. This eye-opening journey through the terrain of Native American spirituality is an urgent call to rediscover and become firmly grounded on the sacred earth again.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Coming Back to Life

The Guide to the Work that Reconnects

Author: Joanna Macy,Molly Young Brown

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717753

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 5195

Personal empowerment in the face of planetary despair
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Greening of the Self

Author: Joanna Macy

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 15

View: 1388

The premise of Greening of the Self is that we are not individuals separate from the world. Instead we are always "co-arising" or co-creating the world, and we cannot escape the consequence of what we do to the environment. Joanna Macy's innovative writing beautifully demonstres that by broadening our view of what constitutes "self" we can cut through our dualistic views and bring about the emergence of the "ecological self." Part of the Parallax Press Moments series.
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Buddhism and ecology

the interconnection of dharma and deeds

Author: Mary Evelyn Tucker,Duncan Ryūken Williams

Publisher: Harvard Univ Ctr for the

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 467

View: 2722

Given the challenges of the environmental crisis, Buddhism's teaching of the interrelatedness of all life forms may be critical to the recovery of human reciprocity with nature. In this new work, twenty religionists and environmentalists examine Buddhism's understanding of the intricate web of life. In noting the cultural diversity of Buddhism, they highlight aspects of the tradition which may help formulate an effective environmental ethics, citing examples from both Asia and the United States of socially engaged Buddhist projects to protect the environment. The authors explore theoretical and methodological issues and analyze the prospects and problems of using Buddhism as an environmental resource in both theory and practice. This groundbreaking volume inaugurates a larger series examining the religions of the world and their ecological implications which will shape a new field of study involving religious issues, contemporary environmental ethics, and public policy concerns.
Posted in Nature

Pass It on

Five Stories That Can Change the World (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Joanna Macy,Norbert Gahbler

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458724522

Category:

Page: 104

View: 5828

With stories from her travels to five continents, environmentalist, activist, and author Joanna Macy invites her readers to a new way of seeing the world and their place in it. She tells of encounters with individuals who share very personal stories of sudden awakening, unexpected awareness, and the co-mingling of joy and pain. These stories give testament to Macy's belief that even in the darkest moments of despair, hope and change are possible. A celebration of possibility, community, and imagination.
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Tricycle

The Buddhist Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Buddhism

Page: N.A

View: 1856

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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Author: Charles Eisenstein

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947248

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 273

View: 7150

Argues that because human beings are all connected to each other and the planet, the key to creating a better world is to understand that our personal choices contain transformational power.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Ecotherapy

Healing with Nature in Mind

Author: Linda Buzzell,Craig Chalquist

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 9781578051618

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

View: 5295

Encompasses a broad range of nature-based methods of pyschological healing. Leaders in the field contribute essays that take into account the latest scientific understandings and the deepest indigenous wisdom. Other key thinkers explore the links among ecotherapy, spiritual development and restoring community.
Posted in Psychology

Publishers Weekly

The American Book Trade Journal

Author: R.R. Bowker company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7975

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The Best Buddhist Writing

Author: Melvin McLeod

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Buddhism

Page: 331

View: 6416

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Moving Beyond Treeline

Author: Lary Beck

Publisher: Montezuma Publishing

ISBN: 9780744202786

Category:

Page: 94

View: 5747

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Coming Back to Life

The Guide to the Work that Reconnects

Author: Joanna Macy,Molly Young Brown

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925806

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 7565

Personal empowerment in the face of planetary despair
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Jihad vs. McWorld

Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy

Author: Benjamin Barber

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307874443

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 5250

Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy. A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Political Science

Jesus and the Disinherited

Author: Howard Thurman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807095338

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 2034

In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred does not empower--it decays. Only through self-love and love of one another can God's justice prevail. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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