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.

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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...

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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...

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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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The London Buddhist, No. 2 - The 'Views' Issue

The London Buddhist, No. 2 - The 'Views' Issue

By Candradasa on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 17:00The spring 2015 issue of the London Buddhist Centre’s new combined magazine and program is out now. It’s got some great, in-depth articles about why ‘views’ matter in a Buddhist life…

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Going Beyond Capitalism: A Buddhist Perspective - by Vaddhaka

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 12:03
Vaddhaka inspires Triratna Buddhists to learn more about economics and challenge the Neo-liberal economists’ notion that individual greed will lead to everyone benefiting. He encourages us to embrace Sangharakshita’s vision of a New Society as an alternative way of being for the world. Hear some responses to the talk.

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Day 3: Responses to Talk on Buddhist Economics and Capitalism

By sanghadhara on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 14:40

In conversation with Maitrisara, Visuddhimati, and Aryadhara about Vaddhaka’s talk on Buddhism and Capitalism, which received a standing ovation this morning. Available soon on Free Buddhist Audio and in this space…

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Vaddhaka on Buddhism and Capitalism

By Dhammadassin on Sun, 11 May, 2014 - 23:51

Vaddhaka on Buddhism and Capitalism

By Dhammadassin on Sun, 11 May, 2014 - 23:51Vaddhaka is one of our keynote speakers on the 2014 Triratna International Retreat, which is on the theme of compassion and altruism in the world. He’s thought for many years about the relationship between capitalism as an economic system with both positive and negative aspects, and Buddhist practice. He’ll be looking at a vision for society founded in ethics and compassion, a vision that takes us beyond capitalism…

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