RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD AND ECOLOGY
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Buddhism and Ecology

The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds

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$27.50 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780945454144

Publication Date: 01/15/1998

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518 pages

6 x 9 inches

1 halftone, 4 line drawings

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  • Preface [Lawrence E. Sullivan]
  • Series Foreword [Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim]
  • Introduction [Duncan Ryuken Williams]
  • 1. Overview: Framing the Issues
    • Buddhism and Ecology: Collective Cultural Perceptions [Lewis Lancaster]
  • 2. Theravada Buddhism and Ecology: The Case of Thailand
    • The Hermeneutics of Buddhist Ecology in Contemporary Thailand: Buddhadasa and Dhammapitaka [Donald K. Swearer]
    • A Theoretical Analysis of the Potential Contribution of the Monastic Community in Promoting a Green Society in Thailand [Leslie E. Sponsel and Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel]
  • 3. Mahayana Buddhism and Ecology: The Case of Japan
    • The Jeweled Net of Nature [Paul O. Ingram]
    • The Japanese Concept of Nature in Relation to the Environmental Ethics and Conservation Aesthetics of Aldo Leopold [Steve Odin]
    • Voices of Mountains, Trees, and Rivers: Kukai Dogen, and a Deeper Ecology [Graham Parkes]
  • 4. Buddhism and Animals: India and Japan
    • Animals and Environment in the Buddhist Birth Stories [Christopher Key Chapple]
    • Animal Liberation, Death, and the State: Rites to Release Animals in Medieval Japan [Duncan Ryuken Williams]
  • 5. Zen Buddhism: Problems and Prospects
    • Mountains and Rivers and the Great Earth: Zen and Ecology [Ruben L. F. Habito]
    • The Precepts and the Environment [John Daido Loori]
  • 6. American Buddhism: Creating Ecological Communities
    • Great Earth Sangha: Gary Snyder’s View of Nature as Community [David Landis Barnhill]
    • American Buddhist Response to the Land: Ecological Practice at Two West Coast Retreat Centers [Stephanie Kaza]
    • The Greening of Zen Mountain Center: A Case Study [Jeff Yamauchi]
  • 7. Applications of Buddhist Ecological Worldviews
    • Nuclear Ecology and Engaged Buddhism [Kenneth Kraft]
    • Buddhist Resources for Issues of Population, Consumption, and the Environment [Rita M. Gross]
    • Buddhism, Global Ethics, and the Earth Charter [Steven C. Rockefeller]
  • 8. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Buddhism and Ecology
    • Is There a Buddhist Philosophy of Nature? [Malcolm David Eckel]
    • Green Buddhism and the Hierarchy of Compassion [Alan Sponberg]
    • Buddhism and the Discourse of Environmental Concern: Some Methodological Problems Considered [Ian Harris]
  • Bibliography on Buddhism and Ecology [Duncan Ryuken Williams]
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index

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