An Inconvenient Buddhist

A truth-teller’s vision for an interdependent worldHozan Alan Senauke

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The Wisdom Of Sustainability: Buddhist Economics For The 21st Century
Sulak Sivaraksa
Kihei, Hawaii: Koa Books, 2009
102 pp.; $12.50 (paper)


The Wisdom of SustainabilityAs much as anyone I can think of, 76-year-old Sulak Sivaraksa embodies the qualities of an engaged Buddhist. He has been a practitioner, social philosopher, writer, publisher, teacher, activist, and troublemaking truth-teller for close to 50 years. While he is not well enough known in Western Buddhist circles, Sulak’s writings and work—he cofounded the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) and established many other grassroots organizations in Thailand and Asia at large—have formed an essential link between engaged Buddhists for more than 30 years.

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