A Buddhist Approach of Socially Engaged Buddhism for a Skillful Communication


  • Ven. Nguyen Anh Tuan Mahachulalongkornrajvidyalaya University, Thailand
  • Phramaha Hansa Dhammahaso Mahachulalongkornrajvidyalaya University, Thailand
  • Sanu Mahatthanadull Mahachulalongkornrajvidyalaya University, Thailand


Skillful, Communication, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mindfulness, Loving Speech, Deep Listening


This article aims to study skillful communication, especially in modern society by analyzing what is related to verbal action taught by Buddha in Pali Canon and Socially Engaged Buddhism. Therefore, the article will focus on two main objectives which are: (1) analyze the definition and significants of skillful communication, and (2) Socially Engaged Buddhism's approach to creating and maintaining skillful communication. To achieve its goal, the article has collected data from the Tripitaka and the practical experiences of the Socially Engaged Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh from his academic books. Besides, the collection of interview information from scholars makes it more practical. This article also suggests practical actions and thoughts in applying Socially Engaged Buddhism in creating skillful communication. As a result, apart from mindfulness being the main key in skillful communication, loving speech and deep listening are also factors that create and maintain skillful communication.


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How to Cite

Anh Tuan, V. N. ., Dhammahaso, P. H. ., & Mahatthanadull, S. . (2021). A Buddhist Approach of Socially Engaged Buddhism for a Skillful Communication. Journal of International Buddhist Studies, 12(2), 64–75. Retrieved from https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/article/view/2568