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At one time or another most of us have experienced an all consuming desire for a material object a desire so strong that it seems like we couldn't possibly be happy without buying this thing Yet when we give in to this impulse we often find ourselves feeling frustrated and empty Advertisers of course aim to hook us in this way and from a global perspective our tendency to get hooked fuels the rampant over consumption that is having a devastating impact on the world's stability and on the environment According to the contributors to this uniue anthology Buddhism can shed valuable light on our comp Fantabulous—Wendell Berry isn’t included in this collection but his work would have been very much at home A collection of 17 essays addressing consumerism from multiple viewpoints How much is too much? How much is too little? How would we know?Best summation of the book A few years back the Dalai Lama was presenting at a multi day conference in LA In traveling back and forth from the conference to his hotel room he passed by a number of street vendors hawking the latest in technological gadgetry On the third or fourth day he realized that even though he had no idea what the function of the items were he knew that he wanted them Being the Dalai Lama he was able to stop focus on the urge to consume determine where the desire originated acknowledge it and then move on Most everyone is capable of doing the same thing but we don't have the tools to do it This book points the way

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Hooked Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire and the Urge to Consume??  Pema Chödrön on what is actually happening at the moment we're hooked and how to get beyond that    •  Joseph Goldstein on how mindfulness training can help us stop wanting to want    •  Bhikshuni Thubten Chödrön on how consumer mentality influences spiritual practice    •  Judith Simmer Brown on how cultivating spiritually based activism and compassionate action can help us address the negative effects of consumerism    •  Rita Gross on how understanding moderation can curb overconsumption    •  Santikaro Bhikkhu on practicing generosity in a consumer world One of those rare books that has profoundly altered my worldview It made me to look hard at my own consumption and start making necessary changes Absolutely essential reading

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ePub ç mobi Hooked Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire and the Urge to Consume ñ 9781590301722 Free ë Stephanie Kaza ☆ ❰Reading❯ ➶ Hooked Buddhist Writings on Greed Desire and the Urge to Consume Author Stephanie Kaza –Ulsions to consume Craving and attachment how they arise and how to free ourselves of them are central themes of Buddhist thought The writings in this volume most of which have never been previously published offer fresh perspectives and much needed correctives to our society's tendency to believe that having will make us happier Hooked includes a range of writings on how to apply Buddhist thought and ethics to understand and combat the problem of over consumption as individuals and collectively Contributors include popular Western teachers Asian masters scholars and practitioners such as    ? 17 contributors3 parts1 getting hooked desire and attachment2 Practicing w desire; using Buddhist's tools3 B ethics of consumptionno index; 17 pages notesan interesting read for someone looking for some insight into the B world like me Clearly there are many interp of B;