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"Past the age of 80 now, the indefatigable Vietnamese Buddhist monk Nhat Hanh continues teaching. As peace flows from Buddhist teachings, so too does an environmental ethic rooted in awareness and interrelatedness. Nhat Hanh's engaged Buddhism, a Buddhist school that emphasizes social responsibility, takes on the task of preserving and protecting the earth. A special bodhisattva (enlightened being) — Dharanimdhara, the Earth Holder — will guide human efforts to guard and restore the natural world. No effort is too small; an 'Earth Peace Treaty Commitment Sheet' in an appendix lists nearly 60 easy behaviors to minimize ecological impact. The Zen monk's often poetic voice redeems what might otherwise seem repetitive writing or simplistic views; seeing with 'the eye of the elephant queen' provides deep insight. A foreword by environmental journalist Alan Weisman (The World Without Us) adds a fresh framework for understanding Nhat Hanh's Buddhist insights about interrelationships with the natural world. This is an urgent call from a revered spiritual teacher about the moral imperative to treat the earth with respectful awareness." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Noted Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh offers a dramatic vision of the future of a planet besieged by overconsumption, depleted resources, and global warming and offers answers to these critical problems through the Buddhist teaching of the impermanence of all things.

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In this provocative book, noted Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh offers a dramatic vision of the future of a planet overheated by rapidly disappearing fossil fuels, degraded by massive overconsumption, and besieged by unsupportable population growth. Hanh finds answers to these critical problems in the Buddhist teaching of the impermanence of all things. He demonstrates how this teaching can offer inner peace and help us use our collective wisdom and technology to restore the Earth's balance. Mixing inspiring insights with practical strategies, Hanh cites projects his own monastic community has undertaken that can serve as models for any community. Both his “ No Car Day,” observed once a week, and the “Earth Peace Treaty Commitment Sheet” can impact our ecological footprint on the Earth. Above all, he shows how acceptance of problems is that first critical step toward a deeper understanding of the best way to care for our Earth.

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Emily Pierson, January 19, 2010 (view all comments by Emily Pierson)
not only does this slim but powerful little volume address the timely and critical issues of environmental responsibility, but it very succinctly explains the principles of buddhism. thich nhat hanh is a master of using the fewest words possible to illustrate complex ideas. brilliant and important book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781888375886
Author:
Hanh, Thich Nhat
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Introduction by:
Weisman, Alan
Introduction:
Weisman, Alan
Foreword:
Weisman, Alan
Author:
Nhat Hanh, Thich
Author:
Weisman, Alan
Author:
Nhat
Author:
Hanh, Thich Nhat
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Zen Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
110
Dimensions:
6.5 x 4.5 in 5 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Past the age of 80 now, the indefatigable Vietnamese Buddhist monk Nhat Hanh continues teaching. As peace flows from Buddhist teachings, so too does an environmental ethic rooted in awareness and interrelatedness. Nhat Hanh's engaged Buddhism, a Buddhist school that emphasizes social responsibility, takes on the task of preserving and protecting the earth. A special bodhisattva (enlightened being) — Dharanimdhara, the Earth Holder — will guide human efforts to guard and restore the natural world. No effort is too small; an 'Earth Peace Treaty Commitment Sheet' in an appendix lists nearly 60 easy behaviors to minimize ecological impact. The Zen monk's often poetic voice redeems what might otherwise seem repetitive writing or simplistic views; seeing with 'the eye of the elephant queen' provides deep insight. A foreword by environmental journalist Alan Weisman (The World Without Us) adds a fresh framework for understanding Nhat Hanh's Buddhist insights about interrelationships with the natural world. This is an urgent call from a revered spiritual teacher about the moral imperative to treat the earth with respectful awareness." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Noted Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh offers a dramatic vision of the future of a planet besieged by overconsumption, depleted resources, and global warming and offers answers to these critical problems through the Buddhist teaching of the impermanence of all things.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this provocative book, noted Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh offers a dramatic vision of the future of a planet overheated by rapidly disappearing fossil fuels, degraded by massive overconsumption, and besieged by unsupportable population growth. Hanh finds answers to these critical problems in the Buddhist teaching of the impermanence of all things. He demonstrates how this teaching can offer inner peace and help us use our collective wisdom and technology to restore the Earth's balance. Mixing inspiring insights with practical strategies, Hanh cites projects his own monastic community has undertaken that can serve as models for any community. Both his “ No Car Day,” observed once a week, and the “Earth Peace Treaty Commitment Sheet” can impact our ecological footprint on the Earth. Above all, he shows how acceptance of problems is that first critical step toward a deeper understanding of the best way to care for our Earth.
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