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Healing Ecology: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-Crisis

Time: April 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Location: 304 Tolley Humanities Building

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Author, professor, and Zen teacher David Loy leads a small-group discussion based on ideas covered in his public talk on April 19th. Without a better understanding of the ways in which we belong to and depend on the earth, and greater awareness of other ways of dwelling on it, it is likely that our now-global civilization will remain unable to respond adequately to this new challenge.  Rather than thinking of belonging in dualistic terms—who belongs and who does not belong—Loy offers a nondualistic approach to understanding belonging and living.

Space is limited; please RSVP to Bonnie Shoultz (315-492-6341) by April 12 and include any requests for accessibility accommodations.

Other weekend activities:

Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Buddhist and Indigenous Values and Perspectives on the Ecological Challenges Facing Us

Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway in Liverpool
This public dialogue features David Loy and Onondaga Nation Clan Mother Freida Jacques. Light vegetarian lunch provided at 12:30 by members of the Onondaga Nation.

Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day), 10-10:50 a.m.
Dharma Talk
Zen Center of Syracuse, 266 W. Seneca Turnpike

BIOGRAPHY: David Loy is a professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, receiving degrees from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore. His dissertation was published by Yale University Press as Nonduality: A Study in Comparative Philosophy. Since 1978, he has taught at a number of universities in East Asia, South Africa, the Netherlands, Canada, and the US.  He is the author of several books, most recently A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution and Ethics in the Modern World (Wisdom Publications, 2015). In 2014 Carleton College awarded him an honorary degree for his contributions to the study and practice of Buddhism in the modern world.

Additional supporters:

  1. Hendricks Chapel
  2. Contemplative Collaborative
  3. Religion Department
  4. Student Buddhist Association
  5. Zen Center of Syracuse

Bonnie Shoultz, Hendricks Chapel