Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism

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Stephanie Kaza, Kenneth Kraft
Shambhala Publications, 2000 - 491 páginas
A comprehensive collection of classic texts, contemporary interpretations, guidelines for activists, issue-specific information, and materials for environmentally-oriented religious practice. Sources and contributors include Basho, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gary Snyder, Chögyam Trungpa, Gretel Ehrlich, Peter Mathiessen, Helen Tworkov (editor of Tricycle), and Philip Glass.
 

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REVERENCE FOR LIFE
14
A TreeSpirit Joins the Assembly of Monks
21
Love for Animals
23
The Wishing Tree and The Noble Hare
24
Lovingkindness
29
How Bodhisattvas Serve Sentient Beings
30
The Bodhisattva Path
33
The Hunter and the Deer
35
Renunciation and Daring
261
Meeting the Dralas
271
DEFENDING SENTIENT BEINGS
278
Universal Chainsaw Universal Forest
282
The Rainforest as Teacher
286
Guarding the Earth
293
HOME PRACTICE WILD PRACTICE
303
Introduction
305

NATURE AS TEACHER OR REFUGE
43
One Truth Countless Teachings
49
At Home in the Mountains
52
Cold Mountain Poems
54
Haiku in the Rain
56
THE NATURE OF NATURE
58
The Coincidence of Opposites
61
Letter to the Island
63
Mountains and Waters Sutra
65
Poetry of Daito
77
CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATIONS OF THE TEACHINGS
79
Introduction
81
The Sun My Heart
83
Early Buddhist Attitudes toward Nature
91
Thoughts on the Jatakas
104
Enlightenment for Plants and Trees
109
Buddhism with a Small b
117
Blue Mountains Constantly Walking
125
River Seeing the River
141
The Third Turning of the Wheel
150
BUDDHISM IN THE WORLD
161
Introduction
163
GLOBALIZATION POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT
165
Buddhist Solutions for the Twentyfirst Century
170
The Religion of Consumerism
178
Development As If People Mattered
183
BUDDHIST COUNTRIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL TROUBLE
191
Tree Ordination in Thailand
198
Dhamma Walk around Songkhla Lake
206
Resisting the Yadana Gas Pipeline
216
The Agony of Tibet
222
Make Tibet a Zone of Peace
231
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM AS BUDDHIST PRACTICE
237
Introduction
239
FOUNDATIONS OF ACTIVISM
241
Zen Work
246
Encouraging Words for Activists
252
Practicing with Passion
257
The Attentive Heart
307
Meditating with Mountains and Rivers
312
In Search of the Snow Leopard
319
The Buddha Got Enlightened under a Tree
323
City Practice and Bush Practice
329
Mall Mindfulness
332
Garden Practice
335
CHOOSING WHAT TO EAT
340
Vegetarianism as Practice
342
Compassion for All Beings
344
Nets of Beads Webs of Cells
346
CHALLENGES IN BUDDHIST THOUGHT AND ACTION
353
Introduction
355
Western Buddhism and the Global Crisis
357
Notes for a Buddhist Politics
369
Deep Ecology and Political Activism
379
Nuclear Ecology and Engaged Buddhism
393
Population Consumption and the Environment
409
Envisioning the Future
423
PASSAGES FOR CEREMONIES AND DAILY PRACTICE
439
Introduction
441
The Four Bodhisattva Vows
443
Invocation for Earth Relief Ceremony
444
Ecological Precepts
445
Earth Verses
446
Meal Verses
448
Grace
450
Spiritual Exercises for Social Activists
453
Apple Meditation
465
Flowers
468
Verses for Environmental Practice
471
Smokey the Bear Sutra
474
A Love Letter
477
Credits
479
Contributors
487
Index of Contributors
493
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Stephanie Kaza, Ph.D., teaches environmental ethics, the radical environmental movement, and ecophilosophy at the University of Vermont and the Institute for Deep Ecology.Kenneth Kraft, Ph.D., is chair of the Religious Studies department at Lehigh University. He is the author of several books, including The Wheel of Engaged Buddhism: A New Map of the Path.

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