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Buddhist Teachings for Deep Ecology – Part One (via Zoom)
November 18, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm$15.00
It is painfully evident that the life support systems of planet Earth are in crisis. The web of life for all species, including humans, is in peril. Buddhist teachings and Deep Ecology agree that we humans will not change the behaviors causing such suffering unless we transform the sense of our identity. Such transformation brings the capacity to act with wise compassion: we now realize we are Earth protecting itself. During this webinar we explore this Buddhist wisdom and its overlap with Deep Ecology. The awakening of humanity to liberate our planetary suffering depends on our personal awakening. The full flowering of Earth’s awakening is possible through each of us.
Since our presenter will focus primarily on Buddhist teachings it will help to know a bit about Deep Ecology beforehand. She asks that you study the short Deep Ecology Platform on this link. Print it out if possible. http://www.deepecology.org/platform.htm Study each plank of the platform. Imagine a practical example of its implications for your life.
Wednesday, November 18, 7-8:15 p.m. A zoom link will be sent via email on the morning of the event.
$15/person. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
Presenter: Paula Hirschboeck, Ph.D. is a Soto Zen Buddhist teacher and priest from Madison, WI. She has given numerous Buddhist and Inter-faith retreats in the Midwest and is the guiding teacher for Sophia Zen Sangha in Madison and SE Wisconsin. She was a member of the Sinsinawa Dominicans for 25 years. Later she joined the faculty at Edgewood College and became Professor of Philosophy. There she co-founded and taught in the Environmental Studies program. Her Buddhist teaching and practice emphasize the inter-dependent oneness of all Earth’s beings and humanity’s call to awaken as this oneness. She studies ways Buddhist insights resonate with Deep Ecology – as well as with the Sophia Wisdom teachings of the West.
Frank Olinsky is the artist of the flowering earth on the events page.