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Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis (Online)
Dates: May 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Days: Fri - Sun (2 Nights)

Instructor(s): David Loy

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How can Buddhism help us understand and respond to the ecological crisis? This course will explore the environmental implications of the Buddhist path, including the role of meditation in the natural world, parallels between our usual individual predicament and our collective situation today, and a new understanding of the bodhisattva – or ecosattva – path. This course will be held online through the Zoom platform.


Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and teachers in our online courses. When registering for an online course, please note that you should plan to commit to the course for the entire time period outlined -- beginning on the evening of the first day and ending in the afternoon of the final day. The schedule for this course (shown in Eastern Daylight Time) is as follows:

Friday
6:00 - 9:00 pm, Opening Session

Saturday
8:45 - 9:15 am, Morning Meditation
10:00 - 1:00 pm, First Session
1:15 - 1:45 pm, Optional Sharing Lunch
3:00 - 6:00 pm, Afternoon Session

Sunday
8:45 - 9:15 am, Morning Meditation
10:00 - 1:00 pm, Closing Session
  • David R. Loy is especially interested in the conversation between Buddhism and modernity. His books include A New Buddhist Path, Ecodharma: Buddhist teachings for the Ecological Crisis, Nonduality, Lack and Transcendance, A Buddhist History of the West, The Great Awakening, Money Sex War Karma and The World Is Made of Stories. A Zen practitioner for many years, he is qualified as a teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition.