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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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ECODHARMA, by David Loy, reviewed

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Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis David Loy Wisdom Publications, 2019 ISBN 978-1-61429-382-8 ebook ISBN 978-1-61429-398-9 240 pages Buddhists: we have a problem! The transcendentalists see liberation as escape from this world of dukkha. The mindfulness proponents see liberation as adjusting our perspective to fit in better with this world, without the dukkha. Both views are dualistic mis-interpretations holding us back from engaged practice, because they are both based on an individualistic approach. My enlightenment. My liberation. My suffering. People all over the planet are waking up to the fact that our current “business as usual” approach to civilization is...

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Peace Vase Project update

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Here’s an e-mail from Tashi dos Santos, coordinator of the Peace Vase Project. It’s a wonderful project and I would dearly like to participate with an interfaith group here in Canada, particularly with indigenous participation, to plant some vases. If you are interested, please contact Tashi… Thank you to all of you who have been... Read more »

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Film series on Buddhism and the Environment

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The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto has announced a new film series on Buddhism and The Environment. The series will showcase the work of three women in film, who will be in attendance for their respective films. These films are open to all. It all starts... Read more »

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Fossil Free Faith Canada

Buddhism in Canada Eco Action Environmental Issues

Here’s a group called Fossil Free Faith: Canada’s Interfaith Divestment Network: fossilfreefaith.ca They are also on Facebook and Twitter. These two Buddhist groups are listed on their site: One Earth Sangha — http://www.oneearthsangha.org/ Ecological Buddhism — http://www.ecobuddhism.org/ Neither is Canadian. I urge Canadian Sanghas to join this network and support a fossil free future!  

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