Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism

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Shambhala Publications, Feb 8, 2000 - Nature - 512 pages
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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Contents

TEACHINGS FROM BUDDHIST TRADITIONS
9
A TreeSpirit Joins the Assembly of Monks Buddhaghosa
21
Lovingkindness Metta Sutta
29
The Hunter and the Deer Milarepa
35
NATURE A S TEACHER OR REFUGE
43
One Truth Countless Teachings Huayen Sutra
49
Haiku in the Rain Basho Buson Shiki
56
Letter to the Island Myoe
63
Encouraging Words for Activists Joanna Macy
252
Renunciation and Daring
261
Meeting the Dralas Jeremy Hayward
271
DEFENDING
278
Introduction
305
Meditating with Mountains and Rivers Patrick McMahon
312
In Search of the Snow Leopard Peter Matthiessen
319
City Practice and Bush Practice Kuya Minogue
329

Poetry of Daito Daito
77
The Sun My Heart Thich Nhat Hanh
83
Early Buddhist Attitudes toward Nature
91
Thoughts on the Jatakas
104
Buddhism with a Small b Sulak Sivaraksa
117
River Seeing the River John Daido Loori
141
BUDDHISM IN THE WORLD
161
Buddhist Solutions for the Twentyfirst Century Prayudh Payutto
170
The Religion of Consumerism Sulak Sivaraksa
178
TROUBLE
191
Dhamma Walk around Songkhla Lake Santikaro Bhikkhu
198
Resisting the Yadana Gas Pipeline Parvel Gmuzdek
216
Make Tibet a Zone of Peace The Dalai Lama
231
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM
237
Zen Work Norman Fischer
246
Garden Practice Wendy Johnson
335
Vegetarianism as Practice
342
CHALLENGES
353
Notes for a Buddhist Politics
369
Deep Ecology and Political Activism Bill Devall
379
Nuclear Ecology and Engaged Buddhism Kenneth Kraft
393
Population Consumption and the Environment Rita M Gross
409
Envisioning the Future Robert Aitken
423
Introduction
441
Earth Verses Thich Nhat Hanh
448
Apple Meditation Wendy Johnson
465
Verses for Environmental Practice Robert Aitken
471
A Love Letter Nanao Sakaki
477
Contributors
487
Index of Contributors
493

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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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