Green Buddhism Talk at Ahimsa Village with Steve Kanji Ruhl
Using the Ancient Buddha Way to Meet Our 21st Century Environmental Crisis
Friday, December 11, 2009 at 7:30PM
What do Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Pulitzer Prize winning writers Gary Snyder and Peter Matthiessen, the Dalai Lama, and activist Joanna Macy have in common? They're all part of the widespread Green Buddhism movement.
Please join us for this lively, fascinating, and unique presentation. It will offer a global perspective of Buddhist relations to nature, discuss Buddhist philosophical approaches to the environment, compare these to other world religions, explain the rise of the modern Green Buddhist movement in Asia and America, and describe how Zen Buddhists are now addressing environmental concerns in central PA and offering models for sustainable living and healing the earth.
Steve Kanji Ruhl received his Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University. Kanji is a lay Buddhist minister in the Zen Peacemakers Order, completing his training for ordination as a Soto Zen Buddhist priest. He is also a longtime environmentalist, an active lover of the sacred outdoors and member of such eco-organizations as the Sierra Club, the Creation Care Coalition of Centre County, and Interfaith Power and Light.
Light refreshments at 7:30pm, followed by program. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, 814-355-0850 if you plan to join us. Suggested donation $5 benefits the Ahimsa Education Committee.
Ahimsa Village is a newly forming intentional community near State College, PA. Ahimsa Village consists of residential and nonresidential members, an education center, and small business enterprises. Activities include agroforestry; organic farming; holistic therapy program for at-risk young people; a “green living” summer camp; and workshops and classes on sustainable systems. The living environment is both vegetarian and ecologically friendly. Ahimsa Village is part of a 323-acre School of Living community land trust.