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Buddhist Perspectives on the Earth Charter

Boston Research Center for the 21st Century

(now the Ikeda Center)


Buddhist Perspectives on the Earth Charter presents the views of leading scholars of Buddhism on the contribution of Buddhist teachings to an emerging environmental ethic. While the authors write from diverse perspectives--including Thai, Tibetan, Nichiren, and Zen Buddhism--they uniformly insist that personal transformation is needed if practitioners are to apply the fundamental Buddhist principles of compassion and interdependence to protect and respect Earth as a living entity.

Like the two other Center books on the Earth Charter, Buddhist Perspectives addresses a benchmark draft of the Earth Charter. The publication of these three books (including the now out of print Women's Views on the Earth Charter ) played a role in the unprecedented global consultation that led to the final draft of the Charter in year 2000.

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Buddhist Perspectives on the Earth Charter can be ordered directly by calling (617) 491.1090 or by sending an email to info@ikedacenter.org.

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