The Green Buddha

A Review by Allan Hunt Badiner

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The Green Buddha
Christopher Titmuss
Insight Books: Totnes, UK, 1995.
299 pp., $18.00 (paper).

One might be surprised that the restless and fervent voice of Christopher Titmuss in The Green Buddha belongs to a former Buddhist monk and a world­renowned meditation teacher, as well as a Green activist. Titmuss' fundamental tenet, that "the root problem is a spiritual one," will get no argument from anyone who is looking deeply at the vast array of interconnected problems facing us and future generations, but the moral haughtiness of his tone can be exasperating.

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