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Location: Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

Dharma Book Group – In person and virtual

Explore this recorded Shambhala Online course at your own pace.

 

Note: We’re offering this both in person and via Zoom for anyone who might like to join remotely.

Two questions are at the heart of Ecodharma: how can Buddhism help us respond to the eco-crisis, and what does this crisis signify for our practice and understanding of the dharma?

David Loy begins by presenting an overview of the situation. “Climate change,” he says, “is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.” There are, in fact, multiple interconnected environmental issues that we need to grapple with, and the root of all of them is our misunderstanding of ourselves and the world. In other words, the eco-crisis is a spiritual crisis.

Loy then goes on to give a cogent, comprehensive analysis of how Buddhism can help. One thing he suggests is practicing in nature, rather than hidden indoors. After all, in nature the interdependence of all living beings is obvious. Loy also takes us through myriad fundamental Buddhist teachings, such as the precepts and the brahmaviharas, and unpacks what they mean in the light of ecology.

With this book, you’ll discover the powerful ways Buddhism can inspire us to heal the world we share. Offering a compelling framework and practical spiritual resources, Loy outlines the Ecosattva Path, a path of liberation and salvation for all beings and the world itself.

Please register if you plan to attend. If you plan to join via Zoom, please note that in the comment box on the registration form.

We will be discussing EcoDharma over 2 meetings:
— April 21: Chapters 1-3
— May 19: Chapters 4-6

If you have questions or would like to borrow a copy of the book, contact Eric Zechman

If you’d like to join via Zoom, please click here.

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