From Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sulak Sivaraksa comes this look at Buddhism's innate ability to help change our world. Conflict, Culture, Change explores the cultural and environmental impacts of consumerism, nonviolence, and compassion in the post-9/11 world. Special attention is given to such ideas as the integration of mindfulness and social activism, the use of Buddhist ethics to confront structural violence; globalization's threat to traditional identity; and the example of the recent transformation of Thailand.
Sulak Sivaraksa was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and received the Gandhi Millennium Award. He lives in Thailand.