Dharma and Development: Religion as Resource in the Sarvodaya Self-Help Movement
The predecessor to Buddhism at Work, this book concretely describes how a village movement in Sri Lanka draws on indigenous cultural and religious values to redefine the nature and purpose of development. It mobilizes and encourages popular participation, and mounts distinctive organizing strategies. It illustrates the relevance of religious traditions for any alternative development efforts in the developing and industrialized worlds.
Buddhism at Work: Community Development, Social Empowerment and the Sarvodaya Movement
In one of the world’s most inspirational grassroots-development stories, Buddhism at Work outlines the vision and evolution of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka, as its members have sought to engage and awaken society with Buddhist and Gandhian ideals.
Now an international movement and NGO, Sarvodaya calls for individuals and groups to achieve non-violent social transformation through cooperative work. Its vision and its voice are poised to contribute to the emerging global dialogue on peace, social justice, and community development. Buddhism at Work embraces a new hope for humanity.
In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations with Spiritual Social Activists
In the Footsteps of Gandhi is a collection of original and soul-searching interviews with contemporary spiritual social activists. Whether discussing AIDS, apartheid, or the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, they embody the understanding that violence is not stopped by violence; violence is only ended by love.
The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World
A Buddhist meditation teacher offers a new path to transformation—within ourselves and within the wider world—that integrates spiritual wisdom and social action