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.
About the Author:
Stephanie Kaza is Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. Her previous books are Mindfully Green: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking and Conversations with Trees: An Intimate Ecology. She is the editor of Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume and coeditor (with Kenneth Kraft) of Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism. To learn more, visit www.stephaniekaza.com.