“I’ve studied politics my entire life. It’s been because of my time
working on this book that I’ve finally learned what’s really important
in politics.” So says Melvin McLeod, editor of Mindful Politics, a
book that transcends Right and Left, progressive and conservative, to
get to the heart of what matters: how we can all make a positive
difference in our complex political world.
This is not your typical political book. It’s not written at a fever
pitch, it doesn’t use a good/bad binary, and it doesn’t tout partisan
policies. Instead, this timely collection addresses the less-discussed
but more important questions about politics: What insight does religion
have to offer politics? How can we as concerned citizens move beyond the
particulars of legislation and party affiliation, and take direct
action? How, amid divisive and challenging times, can personal growth
and effective advocacy take place together?
In short, Mindful Politics offers the perspectives of 34 important authors and thinkers on how each of us, right now, can make the world a better place.
McLeod includes essays and insights from some of the brightest, and most controversial, lights of Buddhism—and beyond.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
- Sam Harris (author of The End of Faith)
- The Dalai Lama
- Jerry Brown
- Pema Chödrön
- Trungpa Rinpoche
- bell hooks
- Ezra Bayda
- Meg Wheatley
- …and many more
317 pages. Paperback.