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Stephanie Kaza - Mindfully Green, Compassionate Action In Uncertain Times

December 12, 2019

Stephanie Kaza – Mindfully Green, Compassionate Action In Uncertain Times

Aired Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

We’re living in unprecedented times with climate deniers occupying the highest levels of government and the USA pulling out of the Paris climate accords… with species rapidly disappearing, global temperatures rising, and a growing urgency to do something meaningful to act on the ecological crises we face… two key questions arise… How can we stay sane in the face of such blatant denial? And how can we take wise action”

Stephanie Kaza is Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. A leading Buddhist environmentalist, she has spent her career exploring the intersection of religion and ecology, and is the author of Mindfully Green: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking, Conversations With Trees: An Intimate Ecology, the editor of Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume. And co-editor of Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism.

Stephanie Kaza joins Sandie this week o talk about her latest book – Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times which offers guidance on how Buddhists, can be a critical voice in the green conversation, and what we can learn from them.