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  • Title: BUDDHISM, NATURE & ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES
  • Author: Stewart McFarlane
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 119
  • Format: e book

  • BUDDHISM, NATURE & ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES By Stewart McFarlane Here s a story that aptly illustrates our own predicament in the first millennium CE, Polynesian settlers arrived on the Easter Island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean Within two or three hundred years, the culture that developed in this rich environment exploited its resources and the population of this small island soared to 30,000 people Easter Islanders lived severHere s a story that aptly illustrates our own predicament in the first millennium CE, Polynesian settlers arrived on the Easter Island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean Within two or three hundred years, the culture that developed in this rich environment exploited its resources and the population of this small island soared to 30,000 people Easter Islanders lived several centuries without serious impact on their environment.However, tree felling for cooking, boats and building including the substantial wooden runners used to transport their extensive stone statues ultimately led to the almost complete loss of resources and tree cover they had taken for granted.Eventually there were no longer any trees large enough to build oceangoing canoes, so they were unable to escape to other islands or extend their fishing territories With the Palm and the Toromiro a species of flowering tree virtually gone, there was considerably less rainfall because of less condensation As their diet suffered, the island was subject to further deforestation leading to soil erosion and reduction in crop production Inevitably, tribal rivalry broke out they destroyed each other s ancestral statues and by the end of the nineteenth century, the Polynesian population numbered just over a hundred completely weakened and malnourished Could this be a warning of cultural and environmental dangers of over exploitation The Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 stimulated a greater awareness of the damage being caused to our environment with scholars of religion and religious believers questioning what role they have had in influencing human understanding of the environment Is there a conflict between basic beliefs and attitudes to nature and actual religious behaviour In this revealing book, Stewart McFarlane discusses the wide divergence of views on the nature of Buddhism, and the role it has in formulating a response to environmental crises He also illustrates in startling clarity how we are unable to exist or survive without each other He argues the need for recognizing a spiritual dimension to the social, economic and environmental challenges that all of us now face E Pub format available from taichi exercisesKindle format available from
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    DR STEWART McFARLANE IS A WELL KNOWN SCHOLAR of Chinese Religions and Buddhism, and a teacher of Chinese Martial Arts He was Director of Asian Studies at Liverpool Hope University until his retirement in 2004AINING IN WING CHUNHe first trained in Wing Chun kung Fu as a student, with Hong Kong students in 73 74 at the height of Bruce Lee s fame, and the Wing Chun Jeet kune Do craze After finishing his degree, he joined the Soto Zen community Order of Buddhist Contemplatives at Throssel Hole Priory in NorthumberlandE BRUCE LEE CONNECTIONIn 1975, he was studying Chinese at Durham University one of his Chinese teachers was Rose Li, a very good Yang style t ai chi teacher He trained with her from 1975 77 When he started lecturing at Lancaster University, he trained in Wing Chun under Sam Kwok, his teacher Yip Chun eventually with Lo Man Kam in Taiwan Yip Chun is Yip Man s son, Lo Man Kam is Yip Man s nephew, Yip Man was Bruce Lee s Wing Chun teacher in Hong Kong PROTECTING THE DALAI LAMAIn 1995, he was asked to form a security team of martial artists and conflict resolution specialists to help provide the security protection for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which they did from 1996 to 2004 whenever he visited the UKC DOCUMENTARYIn 1997 he made SHADOW BOXING ON THE PATH TO NIRVANA, a 4 part documentary on the spiritual dimensions of Martial Arts produced by the BBC WORLD SERVICE, travelled extensively for that and had the chance to train with some of the world s leading martial artists such as Dan Inosanto Bruce Lee s friend colleague, JKD Philippine martial arts , Stephen Hayes Ninjutsu , Mary Heiny Aikido , Bob Frager Aikido , Lily Lau Kung Fu , Jimmy Wong Tai ji , Master Shih Yen Tzu of the Henan Shaolin Temple, and a number of very good Chinese T ai ji masters in MalaysiaVING WITH ELEPHANTSNow living in Thailand, he finds that the climate and regular contact with elephants are highly therapeutic.He also rescues and trains dogs He speaks and reads Thai and is now a regular contributor as a lecturer at the Siam Society in Bangkok and a number of research and cultural centres in Thailand

    BUDDHISM, NATURE & ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES By Stewart McFarlane

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