Sunday, June 26, 2011

"Money Sex War Karma: Buddhist Revolution"

Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution is “A flashy title, but a serious and substantial book” (Buddhadharma Magazine).

What's Wrong with Sex?, How to Drive Your Karma, Consciousness Commodified, The Karma of Food, The Three Poisons Institutionalized, Why We Love War, these are just some of the chapters in this brilliant new book from David R. Loy.

In little time, Loy has become one of the most powerful advocates of a Buddhist worldview, explaining like no one else its ability to transform the sociopolitical landscape of the modern world.

In this book, his most accessible work to date, he offers sharp and even shockingly clear presentations of often misunderstood Buddhist staples like the workings of karma, the nature of "self," the causes of trouble on both individual and societal levels.

And he gives the real reasons behind our collective sense of "never enough," whether it's time, money, sex, security… even war.

Buddhist Revolution is nothing less than a radical change in the ways in which we can approach our lives, our planet, our collective delusions pervading language, culture, and even spirituality. More

"A work of deep and urgent relevance." —Ethan Nichtern, author of One City: A Declaration of Interdependence

  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. David R. Loy (born 1947) currently holds the Besl Family Chair of Ethics/Religion & Society, a visiting appointment at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Singapore and was professor of philosophy at Bunkyo University in Chigasaki, Japan until January 2006. In 1971, he began practicing Zen with Robert Aitken Roshi in Hawaii and is an authorized teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan lineage of Zen Buddhism, where he completed formal koan training under Zen Master Yamada Koun Roshi. His previous books include the acclaimed The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory and The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons, a finalist for the 2006 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award. He was the Besl Professor of Ethics/Religion and Society at Cincinnati's Xavier University.

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