02 March 2012

Have you read a Dhamma book today?

Book title : The Great Awakening - A Buddhist Social Theory
Author : Dr David Robert Loy
ISBN : 0-86171-366-4
Publisher : Wisdom Publications Boston
Topic : Philosophy

All worldlings succumb to different intensity of the three evil roots : greed, hatred and delusion.  Because of these, there are different manifestations of unsatisfactoriness and suffering in all aspects of our individual life.   

In The Great Awakening, scholar and books author David Loy examines how these three poisons, embodied in society’s institutions, lie at the root of all social ills.  And with the teachings of the Buddha, how these teachings can be applied to institutions and even whole cultures for the alleviation of unsatisfactoriness and suffering on a collective level.

This book illustrates the social importance of the Buddha’s teachings, while providing a theoretical framework for members of society to apply their spiritual principles to collectively overcome different social issues.

Content :
Buddhist Social Theory
Buddhism and Poverty
Pave the Planet or Wear Shoes?
Can Corporations become Enlightened?
The Non-duality of Good and Evil : Buddhist Reflections on the New Holy War
How to Reform a Serial Killer?
Zen and the Art of War
Loving the World as Our Own Body : The Nondualist Ethics of Taoism, Buddhism and Deep Ecology
& others

Date : 11 March 2012, Sunday
Time : 3.00 – 4.30pm
Venue : Nalanda Centre

Dr. David R. Loy, the author of “The Great Awakening : A Buddhist Social Theory” will share with us his insights on the social importance of the Buddha’s teachings, and how these aid in the development of social well-being.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss face-to-face with the author, ‘live’ on the spot.

Pustaka Nalanda [ http://nalanda.org.my/pustaka/ ]
It opens six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm.  All are most welcome to borrow and read books at the Pustaka Nalanda.  For enquiries, please call us at 03-8938-1500.