Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action for Uncertain Times

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Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 2019 M03 12 - 264 pages
With species rapidly disappearing and global temperatures and sea levels rising, there is more urgency than ever in the need to understand and act on the ecological and climatic crises. Millions of Westerners are now practicing Buddhism and mindfulness--what perspectives, teachings, and practices can Buddhist traditions contribute to the green conversation? Drawing on her decades of experience as an environmental scientist, teacher, Buddhist practitioner, and nature lover, author Stephanie Kaza offers a range of insights into the meaning and possibilities of Green Buddhism. The essays collected in this volume provide a comprehensive guide to the most important topics and developments that have occurred at the intersection of Buddhist practice and environmentalism, as well as helpful guidance for how individuals and communities can use Buddhist worldviews, principles, and practices to live more sustainable and connected lives.

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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

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