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  • Published: 1 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781888375886
  • Imprint: Parallax
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 110
  • RRP: $22.99
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A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology

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. Includes Thich Nhat Hanh’s speech at UNESCO from October 2006 introducing his proposal for a global "No Car Day." Foreword by Alan Weisman.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9781888375886
  • Imprint: Parallax
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 110
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar and peace activist. During the Vietnam War his work for peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School of Youth for Social Service. He was exiled as a result of his work for peace but continued his activism, rescuing boat people and helping to resettle Vietnamese refugees. He has written many, very popular books, which have sold millions of copies around the world. He now lives in France where he founded a Buddhist community and meditation centre.

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