Sumeru News — Environmental Issues

Sumeru Author Paul Keddy on the Secular Buddhist Podcast

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Paul Keddy, author of Darwin Meets the Buddha: Reflections on Human Nature, Buddha Nature, Wild Nature was recently interviewed by Ted Meissner at the Secular Buddhist podcast. Here's a link to the audio:  https://secularbuddhism.org/episode-336-paul-keddy-darwin-meets-the-buddha/

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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 Zen Priestess and the Snake

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Just finished the 2nd edit of Shinko Roshi's upcoming book, The Zen Priestess and the Snake: A Woman’s Path of Transformation and Healing through Rediscovery of the Great Mother Tradition and about to start the design process. Planning for an Autumn 2020 launch for her book.

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Green Buddhism case study

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I recently presented at the New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies conference in Toronto. My talk was entitled: Teaching the Buddhism of the Future, not the Past. It was about incorporating green practice path perspectives into all our teaching endeavours and syllabi. Prior to attending, I had opted to take the train to Toronto rather than fly, in order to generate a smaller carbon footprint. When the Tyendinaga protests in support of the Wetsuweten hereditary chiefs' objections to the Coastal GasLink pipeline blocked the rail lines, I was forced to choose between driving, flying, or taking the bus. The flight would...

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Bhikkhu Analayo on Climate Change

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The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies is sponsoring a four-week webinar series entitled Mindfully Facing Climate Change, starting in January 2020. Bhikkhu Analayo is the lead presenter. Here is the link to read more about the event (which is funded by dana): https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/resources/bhikkhu-analayo-mfcc/ At the bottom of the page, there is a further link to download a free PDF e-book of the same name, published by the Barre Center.

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