Posts Tagged ‘David Loy’

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 fundamental confusion about what we as a species should be doing … Our response to that alienation and anxiety – the collective attempt to secure or ‘self-ground’ ourselves technologically and economically – is making things worse … We cannot ‘return to nature’ because we have never left it, but we need to realize our nonduality with the rest of the biosphere, and what that implies … This will resolve our collective existential problem about what it means to be human. With us the biosphere becomes self-conscious. Our role today is to heal it, and thereby ourselves.”

Sunday, 7 March 2010
Doors open at 3:30pm … talk 4:00pm … Q&A 5:00pm
Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue – Newberry Hall (Room A130) [directions]

Admission by donation
Open to all
No one turned away for lack of funds

Last updated on February 27 at 5:31 pm

Redistribution of Wealth :: Mar 5 to 7

December 14, 2009

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Economic and Environmental Justice from Indigenous and Faith Perspectives

A conference which draws on faith traditions to present alternatives in the context of the global economic crisis – presented by the Interfaith Summer Institute

March 5 to 7, 2010

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St, Vancouver (Coast Salish Territory)
British Columbia, Canada

$35 – $100 sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds

[details + registration]

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 the latest David Loy article in the Shambhala Sun. Thanks to the Jizo Chronicles for the heads-up on this article.

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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 … Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche … Bhikkhu Bodhi … Robert Aitken … Joanna Macy … Joseph Goldstein … Taigen Dan Leighton … Susan Murphy … Matthieu Ricard … Hozan Alan Senauke … Lin Jensen … Thich Nhat Hanh [details]

Read the related pan-Buddhist declaration. And please sign it to show your support.

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 of collective greed and delusion. Some suffer much more than others, of course, but even those at the top are trapped by their own ego-based cravings.” – David Loy [interview and essay, “The Midas Economy”]

Also see “Why Buddhism Needs the West” on tricycle.

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
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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 justice. Self-righteousness is self-defeating. – David Loy (The New Holy War… in Tikkun Magazine)