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A guided practice: Becoming aware of what makes up our body
Dominique Side
Buddhism & Ecology

Responding as a Buddhist to the environmental crisis

How can we, as students of Buddhism, face the huge challenges unfolding in our interconnected world, specifically the environmental crisis. 

This collections features:  
  • Short extracts from sessions by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Rigpa Senior Teacher Dominique Side from the “Wisdom working for the Earth—Forum” held in Lerab Ling in 2022
  • And the perspective of David Loy, an American Zen teacher and writer on ecology, from his dharma talk on Prajnaonline.org. 

Related materials on Prajna

All the sessions from the “Wisdom working for the Earth—Forum” are available in our Events & Courses section here.

How can Buddhist and Ecological Wisdom support each other?
DHARMA TALK—David Loy available on prajna here.

Recommended resources for further reading


A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency
John Stanley, David R. Loy, Gyurme Dorje

Ecodharma: Basic Teachings for the Ecological Crisis

David Loy. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications. 2019.

The Future Is Now: Timely Advice for Creating a Better World

His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. UK: Hay House (1 Jun. 2009)

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in with Unexpected Resilience and Creative Power

Joanna Macy (11 Aug 2022)

Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Franz Alt (12 Nov 2020)


European Buddhist Magazine: Spring 2023 ECODHARMA
The Spring 2023 edition of the European Buddhist Union quarterly magazine is on the topic of Ecodharma. It includes an article on Wisdom Working for the Earth Forum held in Lerab Ling. It can be downloaded for free here: https://europeanbuddhistunion.org/ebu-spring-2023-magazine

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