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Right Development : The Santi Asoke Buddhist Reform Movement of Thailand

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Description

"Right Development" examines the Santi Asoke Buddhist Reform Movement of Thailand as a culturally and environmentally appropriate alternative to western development programs. The Asoke group's aim is not a Western ideal, to accumulate high levels of material comfort, but a Buddhist ideal to release attachment to the material world and attain spiritual freedom.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 155 x 236 x 17mm | 381g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0739109375
  • 9780739109373

About Juliana Essen

Juliana Essen is adjunct professor at Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Context: Thai Buddhism(s) Chapter 3 Setting: Srisa Asoke Buddhist Center Chapter 4 Building the Individual Chapter 5 Building Community Chapter 6 Building (Thai) Society Chapter 7 A Day in the Life of Four Women Chapter 8 Building the World: Lessons in "Right Development" Chapter 9 Epilogue Chapter 10 Appendix A: Cast of Characters Chapter 11 Appendix B: Interview Questions Chapter 12 Appendix C: External Funding Received by Srisa Asokeshow more