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David Loy

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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

1hr 4mins

8 Apr 2021

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Interview | David Loy

Night Club with Andrew Holecek

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/


10 Sep 2020

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The Ecosattva Path ft. David Loy

Growing Down: A Progressive Integral Podcast

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

1hr 26mins

15 Jul 2020

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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.

1hr 17mins

19 Apr 2020

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Exploring Non-Dualism with David Loy

Conversations on the Edge

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.


3 Mar 2020

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Eco-Meta-Dharma, with David Loy

Buddhist Geeks

In this episode, Vince Horn is joined in conversation by long-time mentor and friend, David Loy, to explore his latest on, "EcoDharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis." Their discussion centers around how this EcoDharma work relates to our current exploration of Metadharma, which we describe as any approach to dharma practice that intentionally seeks to respond to the overlapping crises that humanity now faces. Quotes:"The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology." - E.O. Wilson"I see social evolution as a continuation of biological evolution." - David Loy"The Ecological Crisis is Earth’s way of telling us, 'Grow up or get out of the way.'" - David Loy Links:👤 David Loy 📖 EcoDharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis by David Loy🎧 The Metadharma Series 🎧 The Meta-Crisis Is a Human Development Crisis, Daniel Thorson & Zak Stein📄 How to Be an Ecosattva by David Loy📄 Differentiation of the Cultural Value Spheres by Ken Wilber📖 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari📄 Dualistic cosmology 📖 The Structure of World History by Karatani Kojin📄 Transparent Generosity 📄 Capitalism 📺 Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things 📖 Syntheism: Creating God in the Internet Age by Alexander Bard & Jan Söderqvist🔗 Open Source Ecology 📺 Civilization starter kit by Marcin Jakubowski🔗 Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center 📖 Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken🔗 Extinction Rebellion 🔗 Extinction Rebellion Buddhists 🔗 Sunrise Movement🔗 350.orgSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 21mins

12 Feb 2020

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Talk by Guest Teacher David Loy “Ecodharma”

Village Zendo Teacher Talks

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.

1hr 4mins

25 Nov 2019

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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 »

11 Nov 2019

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Ecodharma with David Loy

intelligent edge yoga

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

1hr 4mins

16 Sep 2019

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Episode 310 :: David Loy :: Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis

The Secular Buddhist

David Loy returns to the podcast to speak about how Buddhist practice can help change the ecological crisis.

25 May 2019