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Edited by Stephanie KazaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephanie Kaza

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Shambhala
  • On Sale: February 8, 2005
  • Price: $18.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-59030-172-2 (1-59030-172-2)
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According to the contributors to this unique anthology, Buddhism can shed valuable light on humanity's compulsion 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 American society's tendency to believe that having more 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:

· 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.


"This collection of writings elucidates the scope and magnitude of the compelling malaise of craving that afflicts so many people in modern Western society." —Library Journal