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Teaching the Buddhism of the Future, Not the Past

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Here's a video of my talk at the New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies conference at the R.N. Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto. The event was held in February 2020, just before the pandemic was announced. Ironically, my talk begins with a bit about how bad we are about predicting the future! The Centre's YouTube channel also has videos from 11 other speakers from the event.

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The Future of Farming

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This morning I saw an article in The New York Times, How High Tech Is Transforming One of the Oldest Jobs: Farming It reminded me of a section on farming from my new book, Bodhisattva 4.0: A Primer for Engaged Buddhists, the excerpt from which I include here. Hopefully you read them and find them both valuable. FARM "The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves." Frances Moore Lappé We have enough food for everybody, but they can’t get it. They are like hungry ghosts. There is no...

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Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence reviewed

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Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence The Dalai Lama in Conversation with Leading Thinkers on Climate Change Edited by John Dunne and Daniel Goleman Wisdom Publications (October 2018), 344 pages, ISBN: 9781614294948 When I first heard about this book, I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review it. The topic of engaged Buddhism and sustainable development in the face of climate change is of great importance to all of us, and I wanted to know more about what insights, advice and examples might be discovered from His Holiness and the other Buddhist teachers assembled in Dharmsala for the 23rd...

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ONE BELT ONE ROAD: China's Long March Toward 2049 Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese translations in the works. Author Michael Glantz recently interviewed by OBOReurope. (Link to follow)   OCCUPY THIS BODY: A Buddhist Memoir, by Sharon A. Suh Finished second round of edits, cover design underway. Publication in September, 2019   DARWIN MEETS THE BUDDHA: Discourses on human nature, Buddha nature, and wild nature, by Paul A. Keddy First round of edits underway. Publication late in 2019.   PRAJNAPARAMITA AND FOURFOLD DEPENDENT ORIGINATION, by Master Tam Shek-wing First round of edits done. Publication early in 2020.   KALYANAMITRA: A Buddhist Model for...

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Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence

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I just started reading Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence: The Dalai Lama in Conversation with Leading Thinkers on Climate Change, edited by John Dunne and Daniel Goleman.  https://www.wisdompubs.org/book/ecology-ethics-and-interdependence Review will come along in a few weeks, but I can already tell you that the ideas presented are cogent and compelling. There is an excellent excerpt available at the above URL. Highly recommended.

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