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A sensitive and thoughtful talk by Kamalashila on the connections he feels deeply between Buddhist practice and the environmental movement/philosophy of 'Deep Ecology'. With an introduction by Parami.
Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order Convention, 2005
|1.||Parami - introduction (3:15)|
|2.||Kamalashila - environmentalism in the early days of FWBO - Vajraloka; reactions in '80s & '90s; a contemporary shift (2:47)|
|3.||A personal experience of participation in nature; nature and Buddha Nature; alienation from the natural world (4:52)|
|4.||Deep ecology as a way to insight; changing our sense of identity and ownership - deep ecology and ethics (4:26)|
|5.||Aldo Leopold; owning beings and land as unethical; the experience of being in the countryside; meditation and the 'Four Great Elements' - 'Mahabhutas'; nature and seeing beyond ego (8:40)|
|6.||Transcending self & other - our limited idea of 'all beings' and the experience of other creatures (3:07)|
|7.||Not dismissing non-humans; relative separation from the natural world; anthropocentrism v ecocentrism; awareness of non-human beings and ethics (5:33)|
|8.||Communal living; single sex; the underside of the development of communities; mixed communities and the benefits of other mixed environments (4:31)|
|9.||Sangharakshita's book review on 'DH Lawrence and the Spiritual Community' - four principles of spiritual community; sexual relationships and community living (7:17)|
|10.||A personal vision of mixed communities; deep ecology and community living (2:27)|
Total running time: 46:55