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Jeff Yamauchi is is the resident naturalist at Zen Mountain Center and founder of Earth Witness Foundation, which is dedicated to integrating Buddhism and environmentalism through education. He received his master's degree in environmental studies from Prescott College, Arizona, in 1996. He is currently planning an extended solo trip along the John Muir Trail in the California Sierra Nevada.

 

Abstract of paper given at Buddhism and Ecology conference:
The Greening of Zen Mountain Center: A Case Study

Located in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California, Zen Mountain Center provides an ideal wilderness setting to integrate Zen Buddhist practice with environmental concerns. This presentation addressed an eight-aspects plan, which will be implemented in creating a truly "green" religious community. Zen Mountain Center has the potential to serve as a model for other spiritual centers in the coming millennium.

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