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January Books 9) The Wheel of Engaged Buddhism, by Kenneth Kraft

I was not quite sure what to make of this book. It outlines ten paths of action, all of which might be found in a good self-help book (they include "Embracing Family", "Working With Others" and "Participating in Politics"), referred to a specific mandala in the shape of the eponymous wheel. But for me the book fell between the two stools of explanation and instruction. The reader is assumed to be already familiar with the history and culture of Buddhism; while mandalas in general are rather briefly explained, the background of this Wheel is not. So I didn't learn much from it, except to discover that Engaged Buddhism exists (but even there I found Wikipedia more informative).
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