"The Urgency of the Ecological Crisis
- A Buddhist and Hindu Perspective"

Dialogue with David Loy and Rajesh Purohit

Friday, Jan 28, 2022 12:00-1:00pm ET Online
Join us for this lively online discussion with Q&A
David R. Loy is a professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, a prolific writer, and a teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism. His books include Money Sex War Karma, A New Buddhist Path, and most recently Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis. He is especially concerned about social and ecological issues. In addition to offering workshops and meditation retreats, he is one of the founders of the new Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, near Boulder, Colorado. In June 2014, David received an honorary degree from Carleton College, his alma mater, during its 2014 Commencement. In April 2016 David returned his honorary degree, to protest the decision of the Board of Trustees not to divest from fossil fuel investments. 

Rajesh Purohit, of Hindu Climate Action, Oxford, UK, is currently working within the Analytics and Automation industry. Outside of work, he has a passion for teaching and learning about Sanātana Vedic Dharma (Hinduism) and how we can practically implement the divine thoughts of our Ṛṣi’s (Spiritual Scientists). His understanding of these teachings has led to an interest in driving environmental changes. The unity and message of Hinduism - Vasudhaiv Kutumbakum - to see the 'World as One Family' is the driving force and life breath of all our actions and activities.
About the Temple of Understanding ECO JUSTICE FOR ALL Dialogues:
Special intimate discussions about the climate emergency with international ChangeMakers
ECO JUSTICE FOR ALL interviews (see our Youtube archive here) and dialogues are ongoing programs produced by the Temple of Understanding, incorporating our outreach in the area of environmental awareness and advocacy. We present a diverse range of perspectives, from scientific to spiritual views, on the climate emergency and offer a variety of solutions that we can all do easily and effectively in our everyday lives. World religious and spiritual visionaries, Indigenous leaders, scientists and social scientists, environmental activists, artists, musicians and writers, youth and elders, local and global people, all come together to address the urgency of the climate crisis through these ongoing interviews and dialogues.
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