When Parallax Press was founded in 1986, there were few books on engaged Buddhism - a term coined by Thich Nhat Hanh in the 1950s. Parallax Press has since published sixty books on this subject, and a worldwide movement is underway. Engaged Buddhist Reader represents the "cream" of these sixty works, offering a comprehensive glimpse of the range of perspectives and insights on socially engaged Buddhism, a Buddhism that is not just in meditation halls but which pervades our everyday lives and concerns.
Contributors include the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Shunryu
Suzuki, Maha Ghosananda, Joanna Macy, Jack Kornfield, Robert Aitken,
Maxine Hong Kingston, Saki Santorelli, Claude Thomas, Kenneth Kraft,
Robert Thurman, Sister Chan Khong, Sulak Sivaraksa, Gary Snyder, A. T.
Ariyaratne, Allan Hunt Badiner, Richard Baker, Peter Mathiessen, Sister
Annabel Laity, Patricia Marx Ellsberg, Stephen Batchelor, Bill Deval,
and many others.