Buddhism , Mindfulness , and Transformative Politics

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  title={Buddhism , Mindfulness , and Transformative Politics},
  author={J..},
  year={2016}
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  • J..
  • Published 2016
This article examines whether the American cultural phenomena of the practice of Buddhism or the Buddhism-derived technique of mindfulness are likely to be helpful to the political left. It summarizes the central teachings of the ancient Buddhist texts, with particular focus on the issues of mindfulness and politics. It also reviews the political history of Buddhist countries. The author argues that although modern Buddhism has shed its historical embrace of absolutist monarchy in favor of… CONTINUE READING

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