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Author Strand, Clark, 1957-

Title Waking the Buddha : how the most dynamic and empowering Buddhist movement in history is changing our concept of religion / Clark Strand.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : Middleway Press, [2014]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    294.3928 STR    Available
Description vi, 184 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "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. Readers will be inspired by the struggles and triumphs of the Soka Gakkai's three founding presidents--individuals who staked their lives on the teachings of the Lotus Sutra and the extraordinary power of those teachings to help people become happy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Soka Gakkai International.
Buddhism -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9780977924561 (paperback)

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