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Description - Hooked! by Stephanie Kaza

"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 unique anthology, Buddhism can shed valuable light on our compulsions 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 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 Weste

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590301722
ISBN-10: 1590301722
Format: Paperback / softback
(227mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephanie Kaza

Stephanie Kaza, PhD, teaches environmental ethics, the radical environmental movement, and ecophilosophy at the University of Vermont and the Institute for Deep Ecology.

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