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David Loy: Healing Ecology :: Langara on March 7

February 9, 2010

Buddhist scholar and activist David Loy lists key points from his talk Healing Ecology: “Human civilization is a construct … This construct has led to a collective sense of alienation from the natural world, which causes dukkha … This dukkha involves a collective anxiety about what it means to be human – that is, a […]

David Loy: Update and Shambala Sun Article

December 13, 2009

The Interfaith Summer Institute has booked David Loy to speak at a conference it is hosting in Vancouver in March: 3/5/10 to 3/7/10. He also has kindly offered to do something with Vancouver BPF while he is in town. Sunday, March 7 is the most likely day for BPF. Meanwhile, be sure to check out […]

David Loy: Update and Latest Article

July 8, 2009

The Interfaith Summer Institute has invited David Loy to speak at a conference it is hosting in Vancouver in March: 3/5/10 to 3/7/10. If he accepts, he may also do something with Vancouver BPF while he is in town. Meanwhile you can read a draft of his latest article, posted below.

David Loy on the Financial Crisis

April 16, 2009

“But what is most distinctive about the Buddha’s social analysis is that the fundamental dichotomy is not between good and evil but between delusion/ignorance on one side and wisdom/enlightenment on the other. The challenge is to understand our economic system not primarily in terms of some people selfishly exploiting others but instead as a system […]

David Loy in Tikkun on Good and Evil

November 19, 2007

Buddhist peace-making, to be effective, must flow out of our interconnectedness, even with people whose actions we must oppose. To label them evil is to take sides against them, which cuts off connectedness—and thereby the possibility of understanding and feeling compassion for them too. Once you do that, there’s little chance for either peace or […]

More David Loy… and Your Comments

March 3, 2007

Viki mentioned to Brenda that the BPF website has a great collection of items written by David Loy. Google it – and choose from a long list of interesting results! Please share your comments – on these items and on the talk last Saturday – by adding them to the original post. Comments there are […]

The Climate Emergency: A Buddhist Response

May 9, 2009

A Buddhist Response to The Climate Emergency with an introduction by David Loy and John Stanley and contributions from Dalai Lama XIV … Gyalwang Karmapa XVII … SakyaTrizin Rinpoche … Dudjom Rinpoche … Chatral Rinpoche … Thrangu Rinpoche … Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche … Ato Rinpoche … RinguTulku Rinpoche … Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche … Tsoknyi Rinpoche […]

When Silence Is Not Enough :: Berkeley :: 10/18

September 1, 2008

When Silence Is Not Enough Saturday, October 18, 6:00-8:00pm Reception at 4:00pm Thulani Davis and David R. Loy St. John’s Presbyterian Church 2727 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Past Events – 2007

March 31, 2007

archived events page entries

Spirituality and Sustainability – Thought Swap

February 26, 2007

Kelty wrote to us about something she is working on with a group at UBC. This looks like an excellent follow-up to the David Loy event last Saturday. She also thanked all of us who were at that event: Thank you so much to those of you at the talk on Saturday for an inspiring […]