The economic growth-paradigm and our future-orientation is connected to a sense of lack and to grasping. David Loy
Intimacy with the world
In this conversation with David Loy, we speak about the intertwinig and connection between the current ecological crisis and our personal existential feeling of lack of wholeness. A lack created by consumerism, todays dominating religion acording to David Loy. These are some of the themes of our conversation: A lot of the problems we find ourselves in have to do with consciousness The climate crisis is just the tip of the iceberg We are not separate from the natural world The natural world is not just our conveniance store or a place to dump stuff Our mechanistic view of life non-dualiti and non-separation It’s not just a political crisis but also a spiritual one In this nonduality we are going to realise something new about ourselves and the world, and see that there is no separation The healing of the earth will also result in a healing of ourselves This delusion of individualism and the sense of lack it brings with it The wholeness we long for occurs when we are able to open up to this nonduality, mother earth, Buddha nature, God… this opening can take place through some kind of spiritual practice. Time is also connected to this sense of lack. There is this future orientation in this lack paradigm, that we miss the present moment. This makes us unable to appreciate what is already here Mindfulness, meditation and a supportive community are important parts of counteraction Mindfulness, meditation and a supportive community are important parts of counteraction Joanna Macy - We must feel more deeply to transform more deeply What is it greater than myself, that I want to be in service of? To be engaged in what we believe in, but not be attached to the result, this is also about non-attachment Our commitment to this work has to be our gift, given without expectations Cultivating Dont know mind The bodhisatwa path - we are not doing it for ourselves, but for the good of all living beings Dogen: it’s not about rejecting concepts, it’s about liberating the concepts - this is the creativity that springs from non duality. This future orientation is very much connected to grasping and consumerism and takes us away from the flow of the eternal now Insofar as we believe in a separate selfe, We are haunted by this sense of lack The delusion of separation We often engage in lack projects to fill the bottomless hole of our being There is some movement or tendency in the world to work against the ruling paradigm How our personal path is intertwined with the more global, societal path The website of the echodharma center in Catalunya, Spain: http://www.ecodharma.com David Loy's website: www.davidloy.org My website: www.duritaholm.com
This is a 30 minute preview from the interview. Become a Night Club member and gain access to the full interview - plus so much more. Visit nightclub.andrewholecek.com/join to learn more.For the full interview:⭐ nightclub.andrewholecek.com/interviews/david-loyJoin Andrew and philosopher David Loy on an exhilarating ride through the nuances of nonduality, and how to apply it to daily life. What exactly is nonduality? If nonduality is the natural state, how did we get so dualistic, and how do we continue to practice duality? The conversation explores the power of language and evolution in generating a dualistic view, then turns to a close look at the role of vision and our sight-centric ways. Why did the senses even evolve if the world is nondualistic? And what is the relationship between light, mind and appearance itself? The discussion then explores the role of meditation in realizing nonduality, and the blind spots that afflict meditators. How can we use “spiritual reductionism” as a way to simplify the world’s problems into basic spiritual tenets? How does our inarticulate sense of lack drive virtually everything we do? How do the three poisons of passion, aggression, and ignorance get institutionalized? Dr. Loy’s gift is to bolt the philosophical with the practical, so the conversation shifts to current social and political unrest, and the role of the ecosattva in today’s ecological crises. What is the place of hope and fear in relating to current problems, and how can we continue to help the world in the face of so many obstacles? Does Buddhism have something to offer in terms of social activism, or is it irrelevant in this modern age? David is a rare blend of scholar-practitioner, and one of the most refined thinkers of our age. His insights have the potential to revolutionize “applied spirituality.”More about David:DAVID ROBERT LOY is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism. He is a prolific author whose essays and books have been translated into many languages. His articles appear regularly in Buddhist magazines such as Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, and Buddhadharma as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. David lectures nationally and internationally on various topics, focusing primarily on the encounter between Buddhism and modernity: what each can learn from the other. He is especially concerned about social and ecological issues.-LINKS:- "Dreams of Light" Book Study Group: www.andrewholecek.com/dreams-of-ligh…k-study-group/- http://davidloy.org/
In this episode of Growing Down, David Loy, Buddhist teacher and author, shares his views on how Buddhist teachings can be applied to the spiritual and ecological crises of today's age. He advocates for a dual activism for the modern Boddhisatva, or Ecosattva: one of spiritual practice and social engagement. Can Buddhism provide an insight to integral politics by shifting the narrative from "good vs. evil" to one of "delusion vs. "awakening"? Please join us for this wonderful discussion. You can find David Loy's work at: http://www.davidloy.org--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/growing-down/message
What we can learn from the coronavirus – Dharma talk by David Loy
Sunday Morning Zen
Sunday Morning Zen welcomes David Loy, prolific author, whose essays and books have been translated into many languages. His articles appear regularly in the pages of major journals such as Tikkun and Buddhist magazines including Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, and Buddhadharma, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. Many of his writings, as well as audio and video talks and interviews, are available on the web. He is on the advisory boards of Buddhist Global Relief, the Clear View Project, Zen Peacemakers, and the Ernest Becker Foundation.
The concept of non-dualism is one that has become very appealing to many people. As our world becomes fractured socially and ecologically, many people are exploring non-duality as a unifying perspective. But it can be confusing! On this episode Rami and his guest David Loy attempt to demystify non-fuality, by exploring how many traditions express the concept.
Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis Guest teacher David Loy exposes the roots of consumerism while drawing a resonant parallel between our individual sense of lacking something, and a society structured to profit from and reinforce this sense of lacking on a global scale. Recorded November 24th, 2019The post Talk by Guest Teacher David Loy "Ecodharma" first appeared on The Village Zendo.
Ecodharma: a new Buddhist path? – Dharma talk by David Loy (11/10/2019)
Brooklyn Zen Center Audio Dharma Podcast
The buddha didn’t talk about evil, but he did about talk what are sometimes called the three roots of evil …. greed, ill-will, delusion. And again historically those have been understood individually. We work on them individually ourselves and we help other people work on them, but I think what’s become clear in the last … Ecodharma: a new Buddhist path? – Dharma talk by David Loy (11/10/2019) Read More »
The intelligent edge yoga podcast was produced by Kathryn Anne Flynn; author of Teach Kind, Clear Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers. To learn more about Kathryn, practice online, or find retreats and training opportunities, visit kathrynanneflynn.comEcodharma - Buddhist teachings for the ecological crisis is a book by David Loy on his vision for modern Buddhists to tread the ecosattva path. We discuss practice in the age of the climate crisis, and he shares wisdom from his decades as a scholar and practitioner-teacher. Show LinksDavid R. LoyEcodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological CrisisRocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center