Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume

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Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume

Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:03 am

I haven't seen the book (yet!) but it looks like a good one:
Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume
Edited by Stephanie Kaza

Offers many practices as a resistance to the global phenomenon of excessive consumption.
Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

... this illuminating and wide-ranging collection of Buddhist essays on greed, desire, and the urge to consume ...
Consumerism is a way of life all over the world, and getting more has become a deep and abiding yearning in men, women, and children of all backgrounds. Stephanie Kaza, coeditor along with Kenneth Kraft of Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism, is the editor of this anthology of 17 essays. She is convinced that Buddhism offers "some handholds, some time-tested teachings to temper the raging appetites around the globe." The book is divided into three thematic sections: Getting Hooked: Desire and Attachment; Practicing with Desire: Using Buddhist Tools; and Buddhist Ethics of Consumption. Kaza is to be commended for commissioning pieces of such uniform high quality. ...
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Re: Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume

Post by Wayfarer » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:41 am

Yeah I've got that book here somewhere. If I find it I'm happy to post it. I'll let you know.
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Re: Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume

Post by Derek » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:47 am

Oh, the irony of packaging up such a message and selling it as a product.

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