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Taming The Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice

by Charles Johnson Author

This collection of essays on Buddhism and its relation to contemporary politics, race, and culture explores what Buddhism has to offer America at this turbulent juncture in its history. Scholar and author Charles Johnson puts forward thoughtful considerations on the moral philosophy of MLK Jr., the meaning of Barack Obama's presidency, voting as a form of Buddhist praxis, and what an enlightened politics might look like. Johnson suggests that Buddhism has a lot to offer Black Americans in the post-MLK era, and articulates the ways that Buddhism is gaining relevance in our culture. A powerful book urging a more spiritual and thoughtful approach to the world in a time when spirituality and thoughtfulness are on the decline.

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