Please join us Wednesday, November 20, for a special Wednesday evening program with Zen teacher and author David Loy for a discussion on Buddhist teachings and ecology.
Ecodharma: a new Buddhist path?
Does Buddhism offer any special perspective on the ecological crisis? The climate emergency is not something the Buddha or Zen masters talked about, but their teachings have important implications for how we understand and respond to the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced. There are precise and profound parallels between our usual individual predicament, according to Buddhism, and the present situation of human civilization. This suggests that the eco-crisis is as much a spiritual challenge as a technological and economic one. Does this mean that there is also a parallel between the two solutions? Does the Buddhist response to our personal predicament also point the way to resolving our collective one?
About David Loy
David Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. He is a prolific author, whose essays and books have been translated into many languages. David lectures nationally and internationally on various topics, focusing primarily on the encounter between Buddhism and modernity: what each can learn from the other. He is especially concerned about social and ecological issues.More information on David Loy is available here.
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