Green Buddhism

Green Buddhism
Author: Stephanie Kaza
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN: 0834842068
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Buddhism Book Excerpt:

At a time of growing environmental crisis, a pioneer of Green Buddhist thought offers challenging and illuminating perspectives. With species rapidly disappearing and global temperatures rising, there is more urgency than ever to act on the ecological crises we face. Hundreds of millions of people around the world—including unprecedented numbers of Westerners—now practice Buddhism. Can Buddhists be a critical voice in the green conversation? Leading Buddhist environmentalist Stephanie Kaza has spent her career exploring the intersection of religion and ecology. With so much at stake, she offers guidance on how people and communities can draw on Buddhist concepts and practices to live more sustainable lives on our one and only home.

Green Buddhism

Green Buddhism
Author: Stephanie Kaza
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN: 1611806747
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Buddhism Book Excerpt:

At a time of growing environmental crisis, a pioneer of Green Buddhist thought offers challenging and illuminating perspectives. With species rapidly disappearing and global temperatures rising, there is more urgency than ever to act on the ecological crises we face. Hundreds of millions of people around the world—including unprecedented numbers of Westerners—now practice Buddhism. Can Buddhists be a critical voice in the green conversation? Leading Buddhist environmentalist Stephanie Kaza has spent her career exploring the intersection of religion and ecology. With so much at stake, she offers guidance on how people and communities can draw on Buddhist concepts and practices to live more sustainable lives on our one and only home.

Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain

Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain
Author: David N Kay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2007-02-12
ISBN: 1134430469
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain Book Excerpt:

This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent scholarship are evaluated and organised thematically to provide a framework for analysis, and the history and current landscape of contemporary Tibetan and Zen Buddhist practice in Britain are also mapped out. A number of patterns and processes identified elsewhere are exemplified, although certain assumptions made about the nature of 'British Buddhism' are subjected to critical scrutiny and challenged.

Adaptation and Developments in Western Buddhism

Adaptation and Developments in Western Buddhism
Author: Phil Henry
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN: 1472512553
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptation and Developments in Western Buddhism Book Excerpt:

Benchmark analysis of the extent of shifting contemporaryengagement and practice of UK Buddhist communities, which challenges thestereotype of other-worldly Buddhist asceticism.

Green Buddhism Eco buddhism Buddhist Environmentalism Environmentalist Buddhism Dharma Gaia Eco yana and Terrayana

Green Buddhism  Eco buddhism  Buddhist Environmentalism  Environmentalist Buddhism  Dharma Gaia  Eco yana and Terrayana
Author: Max Aaron Berggren Goldstein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buddhist approach to responsible consumption and sustainable development

Buddhist approach to responsible consumption and sustainable development
Author: Thich Duc Thien,Thich Nhat Tu
Publsiher: VIETNAM BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN: 6048979304
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist approach to responsible consumption and sustainable development Book Excerpt:

EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND This is a great academic solace to see the Volume on Buddhist Approach to Responsible Consumption and Sustainable Development which covers Sub-Theme Five of UNDV 2019 Academic Conference. REVIEW OF CONTENTS The World of Today is suffering from the crisis of consumerism. The first paper on a Buddhist Perspective on Overconsumption and Its Negative Effects towards Society and Environment deals with it specifically in the reference of consumption beyond requirements which is generally termed as overconsumption. Such human tendency leads to negative impact on the entire force of nature and the environment. How the Buddhist principles guide us to live a better life where there is least effect on the environment and society is well explained in this paper. The second paper in this volume, entitled Attaining a Sustainable Society through the Teachings of the Khandhaka of the Theravāda Vinaya Piṭaka is a vivid example of the benefits which one can derive from our ancient Pali literature. While studying the Theravada Vinaya Pitaka, the author explores the specific words of the Buddha in the Khandhaka which hint at the possibility of sustainability and development going together without harming other societal components. Though the Vinaya being a Pitaka for monastics, it still is highly useful for the laity as well. The paper, Buddhist Ethics in the Establishments of Green Tourism is a unique academic contribution. Here, the writer states that the Buddha’s life and principles make us learn a lot as how green methods must be applied in our day-to-day life. The damage being caused by the genre called DEVELOPMENT needs to be controlled and for this, the words of Master exhibits his proximity to protect nature, humanity and the world order.

The Process of Buddhist Christian Dialogue

The Process of Buddhist Christian Dialogue
Author: Paul O. Ingram
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN: 1498270212
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Process of Buddhist Christian Dialogue Book Excerpt:

While process philosophers and theologians have written numerous essays on Buddhist-Christian dialogue, few have sought to expand the current Buddhist-Christian dialogue into a "trilogue" by bringing the natural sciences into the discussion as a third partner. This was the topic of Paul O. Ingram's previous book, Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in an Age of Science. The thesis of the present work is that Buddhist-Christian dialogue in all three of its forms--conceptual, social engagement, and interior--are interdependent processes of creative transformation. Ingram appropriates the categories of Whitehead's process metaphysics as a means of clarifying how dialogue is now mutually and creatively transforming both Buddhism and Christianity.

Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Major Religions

Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Major Religions
Author: H. S. A. Yahya
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-10
ISBN: 1452061246
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Covering three broader issues - biodiversity conservation, religious doctrine and environment - the book Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Major Religions is the result of a unique approach. It attempts to initiate scientific discourse through the fabric of religions. Spread across 15 chapters, the book covers the essence of 10 religions on biodiversity, encompassing a wide range of issues related to conservation. The book promises to be a useful resource for biodiversity students, researchers and protected area managers and also for religious scholars who are invited to look at the broader themes of religions beyond theology.

This Sacred Earth

This Sacred Earth
Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2003-11-07
ISBN: 1136915397
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Sacred Earth Book Excerpt:

Updated with nearly forty new selections to reflect the tremendous growth and transformation of scholarly, theological, and activist religious environmentalism, the second edition of This Sacred Earth is an unparalleled resource for the study of religion's complex relationship to the environment.

Buddhism and Law

Buddhism and Law
Author: Rebecca Redwood French,Mark A. Nathan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2014-07-28
ISBN: 0521515793
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism and Law Book Excerpt:

This volume challenges the concept of Buddhism as an apolitical religion without implications for law.

Screening Nature

Screening Nature
Author: Anat Pick,Guinevere Narraway
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1782382275
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screening Nature Book Excerpt:

Environmentalism and ecology are areas of rapid growth in academia and society at large. Screening Nature is the first comprehensive work that groups together the wide range of concerns in the field of cinema and the environment, and what could be termed “posthuman cinema.” It comprises key readings that highlight the centrality of nature and nonhuman animals to the cinematic medium, and to the language and institution of film. The book offers a fresh and timely intervention into contemporary film theory through a focus on the nonhuman environment as principal register in many filmic texts. Screening Nature offers an extensive resource for teachers, undergraduate students, and more advanced scholars on the intersections between the natural world and the worlds of film. It emphasizes the cross-cultural and geographically diverse relevance of the topic of cinema ecology.

Liberating Faith

Liberating Faith
Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780742525351
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buddhism beyond Gender

Buddhism beyond Gender
Author: Rita M. Gross
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 1611802377
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism beyond Gender Book Excerpt:

A bold and provocative work from the late preeminent feminist scholar, which challenges men and women alike to free themselves from attachment to gender. At the heart of Buddhism is the notion of egolessness—“forgetting the self”—as the path to awakening. In fact, attachment to views of any kind only leads to more suffering for ourselves and others. And what has a greater hold on people’s imaginations or limits them more, asks Rita Gross, than ideas about biological sex and what she calls “the prison of gender roles”? Yet if clinging to gender identity does, indeed, create obstacles for us, why does the prison of gender roles remain so inescapable? Gross uses the lenses of Buddhist philosophy to deconstruct the powerful concept of gender and its impact on our lives. In revealing the inadequacies involved in clinging to gender identity, she illuminates the suffering that results from clinging to any kind of identity at all.

Buddhism Goes to the Movies

Buddhism Goes to the Movies
Author: Ronald Green
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN: 1135019932
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buddhism Goes to the Movies: Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice explains the basics of Buddhist philosophy and practice through a number of dramatic films from around the world. This book introduces readers in a dynamic way to the major traditions of Buddhism: the Theravāda, and various interrelated Mahāyāna divisions including Zen, Pure Land and Tantric Buddhism. Students can use Ronald Green’s book to gain insights into classic Buddhist themes, including Buddhist awakening, the importance of the theory of dependent origination, the notion of no-self, and Buddhist ideas about life, death and why we are here. Contemporary developments are also explored, including the Socially Engaged Buddhism demonstrated by such figures as the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Aung San Suu Kyi, and other Buddhist activists. Finally, comparisons between filmic expressions of Buddhism and more traditional artistic expressions of Buddhism—such as mandala drawings—are also drawn. An important addition to any introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice, Buddhism Goes to the Movies is an excellent way to bring Buddhist thought, history, and activity to the uninitiated and interested reader.

Integrating Ecofeminism Globalization and World Religions

Integrating Ecofeminism  Globalization  and World Religions
Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2004-11-26
ISBN: 1461638224
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Integrating Ecofeminism, Globalization, and World Religions addresses the practical relevance of the interconnection of feminism, ecology, and religious theological thought, and will ask questions about the lack of attention to gender issues in both ecological theology and deglobalization theory. The book knits together four concerns: globalization, interfaith ecological theology, ecofeminism, and deglobalization movements and thought. It examines how gender needs to be connected with inter-faith ecological theology and with critical analysis of globalization. It asks how to connect theory and practice; and how theoretical views about a more earth friendly theology have actual relevance to the deglobalization struggle. The book looks at these issues comparatively across different world religions and across different regions of the earth.

Applied Buddhism to Preserve the Nature

Applied Buddhism to Preserve the Nature
Author: Prof Dipak Kumar Barua,Ankur Barua
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-08-26
ISBN: 9781517348946
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Buddhism to Preserve the Nature Book Excerpt:

Buddhism views human being as part of nature and if nature is destroyed humanity cannot live, and by abusing nature human being abuses he or herself. Environment may be made pollution free and development can be continued through the Buddhist approach by practicing compassion, interdependence, non-violence, human reverence for nature; by choosing simple life-styles which promote social justice and environmental sustainability for the present and future generations; by emphasizing, within the family and the community, religious values and ethical teachings which urge responsible use of material resources and which ensure just human relationships; by initiating practical activities to prevent pollution, renew forests, protect endangered species, correct climate change and enhance awareness about the global ecological crisis; by opposing and seeking to correct intolerance and injustice within and between different religious communities; by maintaining sustainable development and ecological responsibility; and by multiplying projects involving women and youth, which can be widely imitated and can give satisfying evidence of success in conservation.

The Buddhism of Tibet

The Buddhism of Tibet
Author: Laurence Austine Waddell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 702
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buddha (The concept)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Classification of Buddhism

The Classification of Buddhism
Author: Bruno Petzold
Publsiher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Total Pages: 1060
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9783447033732
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies

Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies
Author: Thich Nhat Tu,Thich Duc Thien
Publsiher: Religious Publishing House
Total Pages: 691
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN: 6046162564
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies Book Excerpt:

FOREWORD In 1999, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the resolution to recognize the Vesak Day as an International Day of Recognition of Buddhists and the contribution of the Buddha to the world. Since then, the people and the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, in general, and Mahachulalongkornraja- vidyalaya University, in particular, were very honored to have successively and successfully held for twelve years the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations in Thailand. From 2004 to date, we have come a long way in the celebrations, and we are happy to be the host and organizer, but it is time for the celebrations to grow and evolve. The United Nations Day of Vesak is coming to maturity, with twelve celebrations under our belt, much experience gained, and it is time now to share this with others. There will always be room for growth and development, and we are elated to see it grow. In 2006-2007, having joined the International Organizing Committee for the UN Day of Vesak as Deputy Secretary General, Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu has played a crucial role in building strong relationships between the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the International Council for Day of Vesak in particular and the Global Buddhist communities in general. We have supported and congratulated Vietnam on organizing successful UNDV celebrations and conference in 2008 and 2014, respectively. We have full trust in Vietnam being the host of UNDV 2019 for the third time. We like to thank all those who have contributed to the success of previous celebrations and wish all future celebrations be successful. The teachings of the Buddha see no boundaries; the minds of all are alike; the sufferings of all are similar and truly; and the liberation of all is the same. We are happy to initiate the process, develop the scope, and now it is time for others to follow in similar footsteps, evolve the celebrations into a truly international event that can be shared with Buddhists and Non-Buddhists alike. Let the Dhamma of the Buddha be the beacon to the world, shredding away the ignorance within our hearts, bringing development into sustainable capacity for humanity and more importantly, peace and harmony to the world. Most Ven.Prof. Brahmapundit President, International Council for Day of Vesak (ICDV) President, International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU) ----------------------------------- PREFACE The history of mankind records how the Buddha got enlightenment and showed a path which not only leads but also guides the world till date. That is solely to emanate wisdom and offer insights which help us overcome numerous challenges and achieve the welfare of humanity. Recognizing his pragmatic approach, values and contribution of Buddhism, the United Nations in a resolution in 1999 decided to celebrate the Triply Blessed Day of Vesak (Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of Gautama), falling mostly in a lunar calendar in the month of May. The first celebrations were held way back in the year 2000 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and subsequently the day has been celebrated hugely in different countries. Today our planet is confronted with a number of crises and unprecedented natural disasters. The imminent threat of terrorism and ethnic violence, tackling poverty, providing education and sustainable development leads us to strive for social justice. There is an urgent need for concerted and constant planning and right effort at an international level to foster permanent peace in the societies and in the lives of individuals. Against the backdrop of such widespread misery and strife leading to complex issues and crises, Buddhism with its rich heritage of tolerance and non-violence can contribute immensely and inspire us with His message of loving-kindness, peace and harmony in today’s world. The United Nations Day of Vesak (UNDV) 2019 is a testimony to this fact. Vietnam got the chance and responsibility of hosting this international Buddhist event UNDV in 2008 and 2014 respectively. The event proved an amazing spectacle of religious and spiritual festivity, with thousands of Buddhists from around the world converging in Vietnam, to spread the Buddha’s message of peace, love and harmony. This is the third time that Vietnam is hosting this important international event which is viewed by Buddhists as an opportunity to spread the Buddha’s message and values of love, peace, non- violence, tolerance and compassion across the world. It is a great honor for Vietnam, the Vietnamese people, the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and Buddhists all around the world to participate in the UNDV celebrations and spread the rich Buddhist heritage, especially its teachings of equality, social justice, respect and understanding for the benefit of all humanity. World Buddhists and particularly the Vietnamese people are excited about their country hosting this auspicious and important event for the third time. This international religious, cultural and academic event would also certainly promote interaction and exchange of Buddhist cultural and intellectual values among diverse countries. The International Buddhist conference with the main theme of “Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies” during the celebrations could not have been more relevant and timely. The present book is the outcome of one workshop representing one perspective of the conference. Other perspectives of the conference include: (i) Mindful Leadership for Sustainable Peace, (ii) Buddhist Approach to Harmonious Families, Healthcare and Sustainable Societies, (iii) Buddhist Approach to Global Education in Ethics, (iv) Buddhism and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and (v) Buddhist Approach to Responsible Consumption and Sustainable Development. This international conference aims to foster co-operation among Buddhist communities and institutions, and to develop Buddhist solutions to the global crisis. Papers selected for this volume are those that combine thematic relevance, familiarity with the main theme or sub-themes, significant research in primary resources, innovative theoretical perspectives, clarity of organization and accessible prose style. Acceptable articles in this volume are determined by the Academic Peer-Review Committee. UNDV 2019 certainly is an opportunity for the world Buddhists, the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and all the members of the international community to benefit from the rich traditions, values and spiritual ideals of Buddhism. The pragmatic path shown by Buddha can make the world a better, safer, more peaceful and harmonious place to be cherished and enjoyed by all sentient beings. On behalf of the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and myself, I would like to warmly welcome President of Myanmar, H.E. Mr. U Win Myint, Prime Minister of Nepal, Right Hon. Mr. K.P. Sharma Oli, Vice President of India, H.E Mr. Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Chairperson of the National Council of Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Tashi Dorji, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations/ Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific, H.E. Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Director-General of UNESCO, H.E. Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Ambassadors, and many other dignitaries. It is my honor to warmly welcome National Assembly Chairwoman H.E. Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Prime Minister of Vietnam, H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee H.E.Mr. Tran Thanh Man, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister H.E.Mr. Truong Hoa Binh, Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of External Affairs H.E.Mr. Pham Binh Minh, other dignitaries including former Political leaders of the Government of Vietnam. I extend my warmest welcome to all respected Sangharajas, Sangha Leaders, Buddhist Leaders, Sangha members and 1600 Buddhist Scholars and practitioners from 115 countries and territories, participating in this international celebration and conference. Let me thank all of you for your contributions to this celebration and Conference. My heartfelt thanks are extended to respected members of the Supreme Patriarch Council and Executive members of the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, especially 25 sub-committees for UNDV 2019 in Vietnam for their devotion and contribution. I take this opportunity to express here my profound gratitude to Most Ven. Prof. Brahmapundit for his continuous supporting Vietnam to host this international event. I also thank profusely all members of the International Council for Day of Vesak (ICDV), Conference Committee and Editorial Board for their devotion. I am grateful to Mr. Xuan Truong for his generosity and other donors, sponsors, volunteers and agencies from the public sector and the private sector for their excellent contribution. This publication and other 29 books printed for Vesak could not have been possible without the persistence, hard work, and dedication of Editorial Committee for their devotion including Most Ven.Dr. Thich Duc Thien, Prof. Le Manh That, and especially Most Ven. Dr. Thich Nhat Tu serving as the international conference coordinator. I extend my warmest and best wishes to all the delegates and participating countries on this special occasion which strengthens our resolve to improve the world by walking on the path shown by the Lord Buddha. Whatever merit there is in publishing this book may be transferred over to the welfare and happiness of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings be happy and released from suffering. We wish the celebration of the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019 in Vietnam every success. Most Ven. Thich Thien Nhon President of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Chairman of the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019 in Vietnam

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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