The Ecodharma Path: Spiritual Responses to the Ecological Crisis

October 18th, 2019

11:30am – 1:30pm

Location: The Boulder Jewish Community Center
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David Loy, Ph.D.professor, writer, and Zen teacherHost: Barry Erdman

About The Presentation

Ecodharma is a new development in contemporary Buddhism, in response to the ecological crisis that now threatens civilization as we know it, and perhaps even the survival of our species. I’ll talk about the three aspects of ecodharma that stand out for me: meditating in the natural world; reflecting on the ecological implications of traditional Buddhist teachings; and the new bodhisattva path — the ecosattva.

About the Presenter

David R. Loy is a (retired) professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, a prolific writer, and a teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism. His books include Money Sex War Karma, A New Buddhist Path, and most recently Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis. He is especially concerned about social and ecological issues. In addition to offering workshops and meditation retreats, he is one of the founders of the new Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, near Boulder, Colorado.

In June 2014, David received an honorary degree from Carleton College, his alma mater, during its 2014 Commencement. In April 2016 David returned his honorary degree, to protest the decision of the Board of Trustees not to divest from fossil fuel investments.

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