Ecodharma: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-crisis
Do Buddhist teachings offer a different way of understanding the biosphere, and our relationship to it, which can really help us at this critical time in history when we are doing so much to destroy it?
This talk will focus on the striking parallels between our usual individual predicament, according to Buddhism, and the present situation of human civilization. This suggests that the eco-crisis is as much a spiritual challenge as a technological and economic one. Does this mean that there is also a parallel between the two solutions? Does the Buddhist response to our personal predicament also point the way to resolving our collective one?
Dharma talks by Zen teachers are a traditional method of transmitting the heart and understanding of Buddha's Way. Public Dharma talks are offered every Saturday morning at 10:00 am and most Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Buddha Hall (and occasionally in the dining room). Everyone is welcome to attend, and chairs are available.