Sulak Sivaraksa: Buddhism as Social Movement

Buddhism is not concerned just with private destiny,

but with the lives and consciousness of all beings.

Any attempt to understand Buddhism apart from its social dimension

is fundamentally a mistake. Until Western Buddhists understand this,

their embrace of Buddhism will not help very much

in the efforts to bring about meaningful and positive social change,

or even in their struggle to transform their ego.

sulak

~ Sulak Sivaraksa

Thai activist and co-founder of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), Sulak Sivaraksa is a scholar, teacher, and renowned advocate for peace. He is flying all the way from Thailand to join us for this rare and precious dialogue.

[Editor: the INEB website is malfunctioning right now; it’s probably been hacked. Check back at a later date or use the Google cached version.]

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