With species rapidly disappearing and global temperatures rising, there is more urgency than ever to act on the ecological crises we face. Hundreds of millions of people around the world—including unprecedented numbers of Westerners—now practice Buddhism. Can Buddhists be a critical voice in the green conversation? Leading Buddhist environmentalist Stephanie Kaza has spent her career exploring the intersection of religion and ecology. With so much at stake, she offers guidance on how people and communities can draw on Buddhist concepts and practices to live more sustainable lives on our one and only home.
"This is a very wise book—and it comes at the moment when it is most desperately needed." —Bill McKibben
"An exquisite and prophetic book, where mind, heart, and body embrace the mystery of the natural world." —Joan Halifax, author of Being with Dying and Standing at the Edge
"Such a blessing to have the essays of pioneering spiritual ecologist Stephanie Kaza in one volume! Her vibrant writing joins scientific savvy, a compassionate heart, and an abiding concern for the planet. Her green Buddhism calls all of us to wakeful activism and greater intimacy with all things." —Judith Simmer-Brown, author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism
"Kaza’s writings embody the classical Buddhist virtues of insight and compassion and have helped create an authentic, morally committed, environmentally aware and activist American Buddhism. A valuable and very useful book." —Roger S. Gottlieb, author of Morality and the Environmental Crisis and A Greener Faith