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by Allan Hunt Badiner,The Dalai Lama

  • ISBN: 0938077309
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Allan Hunt Badiner,The Dalai Lama
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Parallax Press; 1St Edition edition (April 21, 1990)
  • Pages: 268
  • ePub book: 1580 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Dharma Gaia: A Harvest o. Sulak Sivaraksa, summarizes our sad situation succinctly: "Our world is caught up in a vicious cycle.

Dharma Gaia explores the ground where Buddhism and ecology meet through. Dharma Gaia explores the ground where Buddhism and ecology meet through writings by the Dalai Lama, Gary Snyder, Thich Nhat Hanh, Allen Ginsberg, Joanna Macy, Robert Aitken, and 25 other Buddhists and ecologists.

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Bibliographic Details. Dharma Gaia explores the ground where Buddhism and ecology meet, with writings by over twenty-five Buddhists and ecologists. Publisher: Parallax Press. Publication Date: 2001. Synopsis: Dharma Gaia explores the ground where Buddhism and ecology meet, with writings by over twenty-five Buddhists and ecologists. Visit Seller's Storefront.

Deepak Heritage Books. The Quest for Gaia: A Book of Changes. The Dharma and the West: Can Buddhism Survive Consumerism? Todd Lorentz - 2001 - Contemporary Buddhism 2 (2):191-199. Kit Pedler - 1979 - Paladin. The Inner Ecology: Buddhist Ethics and Practice. Ron Epstein - manuscript. Noosphere, Gaia, and the Science of the Biosphere. Rafal Serafin - 1988 - Environmental Ethics 10 (2):121-137. Dharma and Ethics: The Indian Ideal of Human Perfection. D. C. Srivastava & Bijoy H. Boruah (ed. - 2010 - . The Buddha: Dhamma and Doctrine.

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Allan Hunt Badiner, 39–49. Parallax Press, 1990. Badiner, Allan Hunt, ed. Mindfulness in the Marketplace: Compassionate Responses to Consumerism. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 2002. This essay recounts the evolution of Goddess religion from the late Paleolithic age to its present manifestation as Orphism. Characteristics of this tradition include: reincarnation, animism, karma, vegetarianism, tantric rites, asceticism, and feminism. Abraham lists Buddhism as one of the derivatives of Orphism, and notes that the 1960s involved a release of Orphic energy.

Badiner, Allan Hunt, ed. Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology

Badiner, Allan Hunt, ed. Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1990. Barash, David P. ‘The ecologist as Zen master. In Buddhism and Ecology: The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds, Mary Evelyn Tucker and Duncan Ryu:ken Williams, eds. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1997, pp. 131–148. Oriental Enlightenment: The Encounter Between Asian and Western Thought.

Allan Hunt Badiner (1990), Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology.

Many new age authors have written books which mix New Age teachings with Gaia philosophy. This is known as New Age Gaian. Allan Hunt Badiner (1990), Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology. George Ronald Williams (1996), The molecular biology of Gaia. Tyler Volk (2003), Gaia's Body: Toward a Physiology of Earth.

Dharma Gaia explores the ground where Buddhism and ecology meet, with writings by over twenty-five Buddhists and ecologists.

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Dark_Sun Dark_Sun
This was a gift for a college-age relative who sees sustainability as her calling. She had read some of the essays but not others, which was perfect. I think she will probably grow into this book, since many of the essays are written at a fairly high level of sophistication. That's also a good thing: it means that the book will continue to interest her for years to come.
DarK-LiGht DarK-LiGht
A great compilation of works buy deep thinkers on what it is to be an Earthling!
Beabandis Beabandis
Green Buddhism and the modern potential for saving life on earth. Here more than 3 dozen leaders in their fields of knowledge succinctly write of the highest best wisdom they know.
Included are:
H,H. The Dalai Lama
Thich Nhat Hanh
Gary Snyder
Elizabeth Roberts
Allen Ginsberg
Robert Aitken
and many more...

For me, "The Perceptual Implications Of Gaia," by David Abram is all by itself reason aplenty for buying this book.

Sulak Sivaraksa, summarizes our sad situation succinctly:
"Our world is caught up in a vicious cycle. The more development there is, the more problems appear-- and faster than they can be solved. The technocrats cannot stop the spiraling monster because they are afraid if they do everything will come to a standstill, or the system may go haywire and plunge us all into financial ruin."

There is optimism here too. Something for everyone-- just as consciousness and life itself always actually is. If the more pessimistic among us ends up being correct, at least you will know, having read this book, what hit us.
Bil Bil
The book's premise is that buddhism is the perfect religion for an eco-centric based society & culture. It does very well in proving the compatibility and similarities between buddhism & ecology. The section on shifting views of perception is highly enlightening. The variety in this book is amazing, there are over 30 contributors. Books like this one, in which the book is merely a collection of essays on the same topic are great because you can read it in one sitting, or read an essay at a time. As you finish the last essay of the book, you will never see Smokey the Bear in the same light again, now there's a teaser!. But seriously folks, this book is great.
Lightwind Lightwind
Badiner, ed., Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology, Berkeley, Parallax Press, 1990.

265 pages, $18.00

ISBN: 0938077309

More a collection of meditations or prose poems than essays, this book contains a wide range of short pieces from prominent writers and practitioners in the fields of Buddhism (Thich Nhat Hanh and Robert Aitken, for example), East Asian philosophy and religion (Padmasiri De Silva and Joanna Macy), and the environmental and ecology movements (Bill Devall and John Seed). There are even selections from the Beat poets who introduced Buddhist ideas into the pop culture of the mid-twentieth century, Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg.

Some titles of a few essays will provide a good indication of the nature of the contents: "Orphism: the Ancient Roots of Green Buddhism;" "The Perceptual Implications of Gaia;" "Rock Body Tree Limb;" "Animal Dharma;" "Women and Ecocentricity;" "Earth Gathas;" "Haiku & the Ecotastrophe."

As a whole the collection is a little dated only in that one might wonder how recent developments such as acts of global terrorism and the now confirmed understanding of the dire effects of human activity on climate are viewed in the Buddhist ecological context. Otherwise, all the readings are superlative. Care of the earth is a long-established precept among Buddhists; Dharma Gaia offers enlightenment not just to Buddhists but also to anyone of any faith interested in the spiritual ground for environmental awareness. Suzanne Head, one of the contributors, prays that "other human beings of this planet would also find the confidence, courage and integrity to honor inner Nature and outer Nature.... Realizing the sacredness of the Earth that supports us and the sky that inspires us,...we would find ways to live that could be sustained by the biosphere. Instead of poisoning and plundering the Earth until all life expires, we could fulfill our Nature by being warriors for the Earth."
Mr.Savik Mr.Savik
Everyone I've recommended this book to has loved it. It will either be an introduction of new ideas that are pleasant to think about or a conformation of thoughts the reader already has worded in a way that makes them more accessable. The list of writers contains many sparkling souls. Anyone can read this without being offended, and everyone should read it at least once.
Tane Tane
Overall, this is an easy read which addresses some complex issues. By the end of the book I developed a greater understanding of both environmental conservation and buddhism. Too many books jump on the "buddha-chic" or "eco-cool" bandwagon, but offer little more than a rehash of general facts - this isn't one of them.
Dharma Gaia is a collection of essays offering different perspectives on human/Gaia interaction. These perspectives tie in with Buddhist philosophies to offer readers a sane and well reasoned spiritual approach to ecology. Short introduction by the Dalai Lama, essays and some poetry.