Sumeru News — Environmental Issues

International Dharma Teachers’ Statement on Climate Change

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Endorsement Sought by Dharma Teachers and Sangha Members Worldwide A group of Dharma teachers from Africa, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the U.S. have issued a statement describing core Buddhist insights into the root causes of the climate crisis and ways to minimize its potentially tragic consequences. Over 100 leading Dharma teachers from around the globe... Read more »

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Wind farm controversy reveals split in Buddhist communities

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If you followed my coverage of the dispute between Cham Shan Temple, residents of the Kawartha Lakes region, the Government of Ontario and wind farm developers, over proposed wind farms in the vicinity of Cham Shan’s Peterborough retreat centre (a recreation of Putoshan), now under construction, you would have some sense of the difficulty of... Read more »

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Breaking news: Wind farm near Cham Shan temple in Peterborough cancelled

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The proposed Stoneboat Wind Farm in Bethany, near the Cham Shan temple in Peterborough under development, has been cancelled. Here is the press release from Stoneboat: Stoneboat Project Cancellation Notice And here is an article about it, posted today in the Peterborough Examiner: http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2014/03/07/stoneboat-wind-farm-project-cancelled

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Shambhala’s East Coast Eco Buddhism

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The 20th Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, published last year, features an article by Barbra Clayton, of Mount Allison University, about Windhorse Farm, a Shambhala community in Atlantic Canada supported by ecosystem-based sustainable forestry and organic farming. I like this look at Canadian Eco Buddhism! Here is her article… Buddha’s Maritime Nature:... Read more »

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Cham Shan Temple responds to wind power controversy in Kawarthas

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Of late there has been some news coverage about the controversy in the Kawarthas about a proposed wind farm for electricity generation that the Ontario government wants to build beside four retreat centres being built by Cham Shan Temple. Cham Shan is not the only organization opposing the new facility; there are a variety of... Read more »

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