Jul 29, 2019
likens the current global
climate crisis to a village with a fire that threatens everyone in
it and asks what a community of monks living in such a village
might do in such circumstances. He also draws on the advice given
by Urgyen Sangharakshita in his talk given in 1984 called 'Buddhism,
World Peace and Nuclear War' as to how Buddhists should act to
address an overwhelming existential threat, in which Bhante urges
Excerpted from the talk Dhamma In a Time of Climate Crisis which explores ways to work to address the climate situation as part of an effective Dharma practice, as well as the dangers that this kind of work can pose for Buddhists when it comes to mental states of anger, fear and mental proliferation (prapanca).
This talk was given at the Melbourne Buddhist Centre as part of Buddhist Action Month 2019.