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Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis
Dates: Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
Days: Thu - Sun (3 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.

Learning Intentions:

To develop a Buddhist perspective on the eco-crisis; learn about the ecological implications of traditional and modern Buddhist teachings; and be empowered to follow the ecosattva path.

Noble Silence and Mindful Speech:

Noble silence will be observed following the evening session through breakfast the following morning.

Experience Level:

Suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.

  • 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.