Our Gift to the Earth: Reconnecting with Nature and Our Inner Being, with Dr. David Loy
Our guest today is David Loy, Professor of Buddhist and Comparative Philosophy, writer, teacher in the Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism, and founder of the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center. Together with Vandana Shiva and Stephan Harding, David will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Science & Wisdom dialogue on Deep Ecology, Mindfulness, and Climate Emergency on the 9th of December.
In today’s interview with Scott Snibbe, he discusses the necessity of engaging with the world and transcending duality as part of one’s contemplative practice; how Buddhism and other contemplative traditions change in response to the needs of the contemporary world; and how to respond appropriately to the challenges of our time, without falling into the extremes of indifference or despair.
They will also talk about the need to deepen our relation with, and love for, Nature and wilderness; how personal transformation is necessary in order to enable collective growth; and how Buddhism and other contemplative teachings can help us face what Noam Chomsky called “the most dangerous moment ever in human history”.