Pracha Hutanawatr is a social activist and intellectual in Thailand and the director of the Wongsanit Ashram near Bangkok. Ramu Manivannan is a teacher, scholar and peace activist from India, and the founder of the Spirit in Life Movement. He is a reader in political science at the University of Delhi. Both editors are leading members of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists.
'Many Asian countries have learned the lessons of how to become
modern in a Western sense. Now the time is ripe for these countries
to retrieve their cultural sources and to broaden the whole concept