Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Clark Strand

Narrated By: Mel Foster

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: November 2014

Duration: 4 hours 0 minutes

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.

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  • Erica Guimaraes

    Amazing book ! Nichiren Buddhism is here to awaken us to more than just religion, it's here to connect us, to make Global Happiness at last!