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Buddhism and Ecology

May 2-5, 1996

Opening Session and Plenary Address

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Conference Convener, Bucknell University and Masatoshi Nagatomi, Conference Advisor, Harvard University

Opening remarks

Lewis Lancaster, University of California, Berkeley

The Cultural Collective and Buddhist Ecological Issues - ABSTRACT

Theravada Buddhism and Ecology

Leslie Sponsel and Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel, University of Hawaii, Manoa

The Buddhist Monastic Community as a Green Society in Thailand: Its Potential Role in Environmental Ethics, Education and Action - ABSTRACT

Donald Swearer, Swarthmore College

The Hermeneutics of Buddhist Ecology in Contemporary Thailand: Buddhadasa and Dhammapitaka - ABSTRACT

Joe Franke, Wat Forest Project

The Wat Forest Project: Organizing Support for Southeast Asia's '"Green Monks" - ABSTRACT

Engaged Buddhism: Policy Dimensions of Buddhist Ecological Worldviews

Kenneth Kraft, Lehigh University

Nuclear Ecology and Engaged Buddhism: Making the Connections - ABSTRACT

William LaFleur, University of Pennsylvania

Ending Fecundism: Buddhism and a Critique of the Fertility-Piety Nexus - ABSTRACT

Susan Murcott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This Very Place, This Very Body--the Role of Water and Wastewater Treatment in Human/Ecological Well-Being - ABSTRACT

Rita Gross, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Buddhist Resources for Issues of Population, Consumption and the Environment - ABSTRACT

Panel respondent - Christopher Queen, Harvard University

Joan Halifax and Marty Peale, Upaya Foundation

Interbeing: Precepts and Practices of an Applied Ecology - ABSTRACT

Buddhism and Animals

Christopher Key Chapple, Loyola Marymount University

Animals in the Early Sramanic Tradition - ABSTRACT

Joanna Handlin Smith, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies

Saving Animal Lives in Ming Ch'ing China: Buddhist Inspiration and Elite Imagination - ABSTRACT

Duncan Ryken Williams, Harvard University

Liberation and Death: Issues in the Study of Rites to Release Animals (Hj-e) in Medieval Japanese Buddhism - ABSTRACT

Panel respondent - Charles Hallisey, Harvard University

Zen Buddhism and Ecology

Ruben Habito, Southern Methodist University:

Mountains, Rivers and the Great Earth: Zen Buddhism and the Ecological Question - ABSTRACT

John Daido Loori, Zen Mountain Monastery

Teachings of Mountains and Rivers: The Earth's Ethical Imperative - ABSTRACT

Graham Parkes, University of Hawaii, Manoa

The Cosmic Buddha Teaches Through Rocks and Trees: Dgen and Deep Ecology - ABSTRACT

Panel respondent - David Shaner, Furman University

Buddhist Ecology Defined and Problematized

Jeffrey Hopkins, University of Virginia

Tibetan Buddhism and Concern for the Environment: Real or Imagined - ABSTRACT

M. David Eckel, Boston University

The Issue of Anthropocentrism: On Emptiness and the Concept of Nature - ABSTRACT

Steven Rockefeller, Middlebury College

Buddhist Contributions to the Earth Charter - ABSTRACT

Panel respondent - Leslie Kawamura, University of Calgary

American Buddhism and Ecology

David Barnhill, Guilford College

Great Earth Sangha: Gary Snyder's Buddhist View of the Land and its Implications for Environmental Ethics - ABSTRACT

Stephanie Kaza, University of Vermont

American Buddhist Responses to the Land - ABSTRACT

Jeff Yamauchi, Zen Mountain Center and Prescott College

The Greening of Zen Mountain Center: A Case Study - ABSTRACT

Panel respondent - Larry Gross, University of Vermont

Closing remarks - John Berthrong, Conference Convener, Boston University