By Leslie E. Sponsel
Award winner in technological know-how classification on the annual eco-friendly booklet competition in San Francisco, may perhaps 17, 2014
An web look for "Spiritual Ecology" and comparable phrases like "Religion and Nature" and "Religion and Ecology" finds thousands and thousands of web sites. Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution deals an highbrow heritage of this far-reaching stream. prepared chronologically, it samples significant advancements within the suggestions and activities of either historical and modern pioneers, starting from the Buddha and St. Francis of Assisi to Wangari Maathai's eco-friendly Belt circulation and James Cameron's 2010 epic movie Avatar.
This foundational e-book is exclusive in that it presents a old, cross-cultural context for realizing and advancing the continued religious ecology revolution, contemplating indigenous and Asian non secular traditions in addition to Western ones. such a lot chapters specialize in a unmarried pioneer, illuminating old context and his/her legacy, whereas additionally connecting that legacy to broader issues. assurance comprises issues as diversified as Henry David Thoreau and the fairway Patriarch BartholomeW's decades-long promoting of environmentalism as a sacred responsibility for greater than 250 million contributors of the Orthodox Church around the globe. for additional information, stopover at www.spiritualecology.info.
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19. Ibid. : 36–52. 20. Ibid. : 117, 129–137. 21. Ibid. : 6, 128. 22. Ibid. : sixty four, one hundred fifteen. 23. See McGrath 2006c. 24. See the Templeton origin 2011. 25. See Swimme and Tucker 2011a, b. 26. Nasr 1997:4. additionally, see Nasr 1993, 1996, and the reference quantity edited by means of Clayton and Simpson 2006. bankruptcy 21. Secularization of the Sacred, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet 1. Autobiographical bills through His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet contain his ebook in 1998 and one other with Sofia Stril-Rever in 2010. additionally see his web site. Biographical bills are by means of Chhaya 2007 and Iyer 2008 and within the movie via Scorsese 1997. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is strangely large minded, intensely attracted to Western technological know-how. one of the newer books in this are Harrington and Zajonc 2003, and Houshmand 2009. additionally see the brain and existence Institute 2011 and the documentary motion pictures through Darvich 2009a. b, and Ray 2006. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet can be receptive to conversation with different religions in addition to to deciding upon and exploring commonalities. See his 1999 and 2010 books. For Tibetan tradition see Harrer 1982, Kapstein 2006, and Klieger 2007. On Tibetan Buddhism see His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet 1987, Powers 2007, and the web site for Tibetan Buddhism 2011. 2. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, 1989 (December 11), Speech on the college of Aula, Oslo, Norway. His speech is offered at Tibet Environmental Watch 2011. three. Brauen 2004, Dodin and quite 2001, and Lopez 1998. four. at the setting and environmentalism in Tibet see Atisha 1991, Cantwell 2001, Conservation foreign 2008, Clarke 2001, Flemming, et al. , 2007, Hakkenberg 2008, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Stril-Rever 2010:218–255, Huber 1991, Norberg-Hodge 2001, Khoryug 2009, and Thurman 2008:209–220. additionally see the internet sites EcoBuddhism 2011, existence at the Tibetan Plateau 2011, Tibet Environmental Watch 2011, and Tibet Environmental community 2011. For the sacred panorama of Tibet see Pistono 2011, Thubron 2011, and Thurman and clever 1999. additionally see the documentary motion pictures via Wiese 2006 and Vendetti 2007. five. Conservation overseas 2008. 6. Flemming, et al. , 2007:101. 7. Atisha 1991, Huber 1991. eight. For the background of Tibet together with the clash with China see Bagdro 1998, Shakya 1999, and Smith 2008. additionally see the internet sites of unfastened Tibet 2011, the foreign crusade for Tibet 2011, and the Tibetan executive in Exile 2011 in addition to the movies by means of Annaud 2005, Bacon 2005, Dugdale 2008, and quite 2008. nine. Beech 2011. 10. Flemming, et al. , 2007. eleven. See Elsass 1992 for attributes of cultures that advertise survival. 12. See Tibet surroundings Watch 2011, and Atisha 1991:14. Epilogue 1. Leopold 1966:246. additionally see The Aldo Leopold origin 2011 and Meine 1987. 2. between locations to proceed this pilgrimage are the web site of the discussion board on faith and Ecology 2011, Bauman, et al. 2011, Gottlieb 2006a, b, Kinsley 1995, Rockefeller and Elder 1991, Spring and Manousos 2007, Taylor 2005, 2010a, and Tucker and Berling 2003.