Informed by leading-edge consciousness studies and new paradigm thinking, The Four Global Truths is a creative re-visioning of dharma for the planetary era. Packing the pages with fascinating details, Drda nevertheless keeps his eye (and heart) on the Big Picture. He helps us see the grand lines of our collective evolution, uncovering the path that has led to our troubled present, and illuminating a possible, but by no means certain, way forward.
—Sean Kelly, author of Coming Home: The Birth and Transformation of the Planetary Era
In a style at once urgent, witty, and poignant, The Four Global Truths gives us a fresh, insightful and nuanced polemic on global turmoil and its transformation. Darrin Drda has done us a great service by bringing together the best in consciousness studies and fresh perspectives on ancient Buddhist insights. A treasure mine of information and resources for changing the status quo. Highly recommended.
—Steven Goodman, Professor of Asian and Comparative Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies
Working from the assumption that the solution to myriad problems, particularly the ecological crisis, requires a new worldview, Drda uses Buddhist teaching to work toward a new way of relating to the world. The genius of his work is that he takes teachings largely understood in terms of individual process and applies them to the entire planet. Drda's creative process is revelatory: the solution is found in the integration of the personal and the global, the removal of barriers between our isolated, individualistic selves and the planet as a whole.
Perhaps most impressive is Drda's ability to discuss extraordinarily complex subject matter in an accessible, clear, and inviting tone. Whether one is interested in learning a modern take on Buddhist practice or addressing some of the world's most severe crises, The Four Global Truths is highly recommended.
—Thodore Richards, founder of the Chicago Wisdom Project and author of Cosmosophia: Cosmology, Mysticism, and the Birth of a New Myth
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