Saving the Earth: a Buddhist view
Filled with practical tips as well as insightful reflections, Saving the Earth provides tools for change while showing how the Buddhist philosophies of interconnectedness and compassion are of immense use in our efforts towards preserving the natural world.
Not only does Akuppa help you to discover new ways to reduce your impact on the Earth but he also helps you to deal with the feelings of panic and despair that news of the environment can often evoke. Never driven by panic, but with an ultimately positive view he champions the human ability to change and celebrates the enormous difference this can make.
"What welcome wisdom comes our way in this book! If you want to stay sane, motivated, and productive while working for the healing of our world, read these pages of priceless and pleasurable advice. It is like having a heart-to-heart with a trusted and savvy friend."
Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Akuppa John Wigham was born and bred on Tyneside, England. After studying Geography, he worked as a planner with a particular concern for environmental issues and has campaigned politically for the environment. He was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 2000 and teaches meditation and Buddhism, often with a particular focus on beauty.
1. The path starts at your feet
2. The awakening heart and mind
3. Only connect!
4. Love, love, love
5. The two wings of a bird
6. The still point of the turning world
7. Beauty will save the world
8. Dance, dance, dance
Epilogue: the shambhala warrior mind training
Notes and references