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"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

"... money was a kind of placeholder for life and love ..."

By Liz_Bassett on Wed, 16 Aug, 2017 - 15:43

Money often substitutes for other things we want. But how to tell the difference? Amalavajra, a banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser, explores how his relationship with money has changed.

Listen to an interview with Amalavajra on his life as banker and buddhist

In May 1999, at the age of twenty-five, I was a bond dealer at JP Morgan, a major US investment bank just off Fleet Street. I had always wanted to be, yes, a ‘millionaire’, and was now well...

Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

From Buddhist economics to a new Dharma politics

By dhivan thomas jones on Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 - 10:59

From Buddhist economics to a new Dharma politics

By dhivan thomas jones on Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 - 10:59

The following is an important and original combination of a review of Vaddhaka’s book The Buddha on Wall Street, and an article exploring some political implications of Vaddhaka’s Buddhist critique of neo-liberal capitalism.

A review-article of Vaddhaka Linn, The Buddha on Wall Street, Windhorse Publications, Cambridge, 2015

by Manjusiha

Bryan Magee, in Confessions of a Philosopher, says, of Schopenhauer and Hegel, ‘I do not think anything in the whole history of philosophy compares with this invective by one now world-famous philosopher against another’ (1998, p.466). The feud between philosophers...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

ECA Winter 2016 - Podcast No.3: Amalavajra on 'Awakening Money'

By mokshini on Thu, 7 Jan, 2016 - 19:19

A wee report from day 3 of the 2016 Triratna European Chairs Assembly on Amalavajra’s ‘Money Awakening’ workshop. 

As Amalavajra points out, the Chair of a Triratna Buddhist Centre is likely to be one of the more influential people in their situation - so their views on money matter. 

We look at the 8 money archetypes, and the effect of giving more and more from a position of genuine generosity as we move towards a ‘gift’ economy within Triratna - a more appropriate term,...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

The Gift Relationship

By akasapriya on Fri, 5 Jun, 2015 - 17:41

Vaddhaka visited the North London Buddhist Centre to launch his book ‘The Buddha on Wall Street’ by giving a talk on ‘The Gift Relationship’.

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Buddhism and capitalism: new video interview with Vaddhaka

By Munisha on Tue, 19 May, 2015 - 19:27

Buddhism and capitalism: new video interview with Vaddhaka

By Munisha on Tue, 19 May, 2015 - 19:27

Over on Triratna News today we’re featuring a new 32-minute video interview with Vaddhaka, about his book on Buddhism and economics, The Buddha on Wall Street.

You might like to show this video as part of your BAM activities.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhism and economics: an interview with Vaddhaka

By Munisha on Tue, 19 May, 2015 - 19:14

Buddhism and economics: an interview with Vaddhaka

By Munisha on Tue, 19 May, 2015 - 19:14

Vaddhaka is on a tour of Triratna Buddhist centres in the UK and Ireland, promoting his book about Buddhism and capitalism, The Buddha on Wall Street. See below for further dates.

Before his Manchester talk, Clear Vision filmed an interview with him. What is a practical Buddhist response to capitalism? How might an economics motivated by generosity look?

(32 minutes)

Hear Vaddhaka live! The UK and Ireland tour continues:

May 21st  Nottingham Buddhist Centre
May 26th  Liverpool Buddhist Centre (Sorry, this has had to be cancelled.)
May...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Buddha On Wall Street - Sample Chapter: The Waste Economy

The Buddha On Wall Street - Sample Chapter: The Waste Economy

By Candradasa on Tue, 7 Apr, 2015 - 21:59

Windhorse Publications are very excited to announce the release of Vaḍḍhaka Linn’s The Buddha on Wall Street: What’s Wrong with Capitalism and What We Can Do About It.

Described by David Loy as an ‘original, insightful, and provocative evaluation of our economic situation today’, The Buddha on Wall Street suggests that there is an alternative to our current economic system which allows us to fulfil our potential as human beings whilst living in a society...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: What Money Can't Buy

By Rijupatha on Mon, 26 Jan, 2015 - 21:28
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, entitled “What Money Can’t Buy”, Vaddhaka has a close look at the nature of capitalism’s economic theory. How are we as buddhists supposed to engage with an economic system that arguably elevates egoistic craving into the position of a high virtue?...

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