Studies on Humanistic Buddhism IV:Human Life

Miao Guang, Juewei (co-editors)
Fo Guang Cultural Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Studies on Humanistic Buddhism IV: Human Life contains eight translated articles, two original articles, two commentaries, and a perspective piece all relating to human life. Human life is a topic with a vast scope. It was chosen because it is central to Humanistic Buddhism. As several articles in this volume and previous volumes discuss, Humanistic Buddhism developed as a response to the perception that Buddhism no longer related directly to human life. By the nineteenth century in China, Buddhism was seen to provide what came to be mainly perfunctory rituals to be performed upon the death of a family member. Humanistic Buddhism revived Buddhism as an intrinsic part of daily life.

Table of Contents
Perspective: The Teacher and Late Modern Buddhism in the West: Commitment and Dilemmas
Suzanne Franzway
Emeritus Professor, Sociology and Gender Studies, University of South Australia
Commentary: Loving-Kindness and Compassion
D.E. Osto
Senior Lecturer, Massey University
Commentary: Yang Renshan, a Living Bodhisattva
Darui Long
Professor, University of the West, Los Angeles
Appendix: Loving-Kindness and Compassion
Ven. Master Hsing Yun
Founder, Fo Guang Shan
Appendix: Yang Renshan, a Bodhisattva
Ven. Master Hsing Yun
Founder, Fo Guang Shan
Lee Chih-Ying
高雄市大樹區興田里興田路 153 號
886-7-6561921 #2501-2506