Touching the earth with the heart of enlightened mind: A Buddhist practice of mindfulness for environmental education

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Date created
2009
Authors/Contributors
Author: Bai, Heesoon
Author: Scutt, Greg
Abstract
This paper argues that the current ecological crisis arises from our dualisticconsciousness which separates mind from body and self from world. Thisdualistic consciousness prevents us from experiencing the value in nature, andtherefore leads to instrumentalist treatment of nature. We explore theBuddhist practice of mindfulness to help cultivate a nondualistic consciousness.We show how this practice may lead to compassionate attitudes and conducttowards the other-than-human.
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Bai, H. & Scutt, G. (2009). Touching the earth with the heart of enlightened mind: A Buddhist practice of mindfulness for environmental education. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 14, 92–106.
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Canadian Journal of Environmental Education
Document title
Touching the earth with the heart of enlightened mind: A Buddhist practice of mindfulness for environmental education
Date
2009
Volume
14
First page
92
Last page
106
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