“Deep Ecology: Why Buddha Touched the Earth?”

An Evening Workshop with John Seed

Monday 19th October 2015

5.30 – 7.30pm, at The Village Well,

54  Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate

Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 3.05.14 PMDeep Ecology is a philosophy of nature that sees “anthropocentrism” or human-centeredness as the root cause of our illusion of separation from Nature and thus our ecological woes.

Philosophy professor Arne Naess coined the term, claiming that “Ecological ideas are not enough – we need ecological identity, ecological self”.

In this workshop, John Seed will describe some of the experiential processes that help us break through this illusion of separation and allow us to deepen our felt connection with the living Earth and nourish our ecological identity.

He will then look at the relationship between spirituality and ecology and the ecological shoots in all major religions, particularly Buddhism.

For Information, contact: Philippa Rowland 0429 828412 philippa.rowland@gmail.com

(Gold coin donation appreciated for venue hire)

Grateful acknowledgement to Tommy Tang for  image Buddha’s head surrounded by tree roots, Ayutthaya