Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency
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What role can Buddhism play in our response to the global ecological predicament? Should we focus on prayer and meditation or social action? This book presents the hard science of global warming and solutions to the crisis from a Buddhist perspective, together with the views of leading contemporary teachers
Never before have so many teachers from all Buddhist traditions — Zen, Vajrayana, Theravada, Vipassana; from the West and the East-come together to offer a unified response to a matter of utmost urgency. This watershed volume is at the same time a clarion call to action and a bright beacon of hope.
With contributions from: the Dalai Lama, the Seventeenth Karmapa, Sakya Trizin,Dudjom Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, Ato Rinpoche,Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche,Thrangu Rinpoche,Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche,Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Robert Aitken, Joanna Macy, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Joseph Goldstein,Taigen Dan Leighton, Susan Murphy,Matthieu Ricard,Hozan Alan Senauke, Lin Jensen, and Thich Nhat Hanh
Biologist John Stanley, lives in Galway, Ireland. David R. Loy's previous books include The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory and Money, Sex, War, Karma. Gyurme Dorje is an author and translator.