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    Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change Paid Member

    In anticipation of the December 2009 U.N. Climate Treaty Conference in Copenhagen, several prominent Buddhists have drafted a document in support of environmental action from a "pan-Buddhist" perspective. The Time to Act is Now, as the declaration is called, was initiated by over 20 Buddhist teachers from a diversity of traditions who contributed to a recently published collection entitled A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency. (The Summer 2009 issue of Tricycle, which will hit newsstands next week, includes an essay from the book by Joseph Goldstein on taking the first steps as an environmental advocate.) Authored by Zen teacher Dr. David Tetsuun Loy and senior Theravadin teacher Ven. More »
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    The American Koan Paid Member

    According to Elephant Journal's Waylon Lewis, it's "Paper or Plastic?" See his answer to that question here. Also, keep an eye out for a couple of articles by Daniel Goleman (author of Ecological Intelligence) and Ethan Nichtern (leader of the Interdependence Project) that address the same subject in the upcoming Summer '09 issue of Tricycle. More »
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    Happy Earth Day! Paid Member

    Do something green today. More »
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    Gary Snyder at the New York Public Libary on January 31st Paid Member

    GARY SNYDER The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Reads and Talks About Origins and Influences And the Poets of His Generation Saturday, January 31 3:00-5:00 p.m. Introduction by Literary Essayist Eliot Weinberger, Author of "An Elemental Thing" THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY South Court Auditorium Entrance on First Floor (Fifth Ave. Side) Take South Court Elevator to "A" (Auditorium) More »
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    Two events in New York on Tibet and the Environment Paid Member

    Two major Tibet events: Meltdown: The Impact of Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau (with live video webcast) at the Asia Society in New York. January 16th 8am – 6pm Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021 Most of Asia's major rivers find their source on the Tibetan plateau. More »
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    The body is a Bodhi tree. . . Paid Member

    Wayne's Dhamma Blog describes a visit to Mei An, the southern Chinese temple built to honor the Sixth Zen Patriarch Huineng. Theres a whole series of plastic statues telling Huineng's story. At right is a photo from Wayne's blog of a diorama depicting the famous poetry contest between Huineng and Shenxiu with Hongren (the Fifth Patriarch, transliterated more like Hung-jen in my misspent youth) presiding. That should be Huineng in the dark blue and Shenxiu next to him, with Hongren in red at right? Plus another senior monk. More »