Protecting Nature with Buddha’s Wisdom

Hardback

Protecting Nature with Buddha’s Wisdom

A Contribution to Environmental and Nature Studies

9781035311668 Edward Elgar Publishing
S. Niggol Seo, Founder, Lamajel Ling, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Publication Date: July 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03531 166 8 Extent: 206 pp
Illustrating an insightful contrast between modern scientific and economic approaches, and the Buddhist viewpoint, this book examines key environmental issues such as species protection, pollution, natural resource use and global climate change. Through a comprehensive explanation of the pertinent Buddhist philosophy and eleven Buddhist instruments, it unpacks the rich intellectual resources relating to modern environmental and nature studies that have been treasured in the Buddhist Canons and commentaries for thousands of years. This book provides a rare opportunity to reflect on the ongoing climate crisis using a time-tested thought system.

Copyright & permissions

Recommend to librarian

Your Details

Privacy Policy

Librarian Details

Download leaflet

Print page

More Information
Critical Acclaim
Contents
More Information
This engaging book contributes to the contemporary environmental and natural sciences by offering a comparative intellectual framework. S. Niggol Seo provides an exposition of four pressing modern problems through the Buddhist perspective which he calls the environmental philosophy of the old age.

Illustrating an insightful contrast between modern scientific and economic approaches, and the Buddhist viewpoint, this book examines key environmental issues such as species protection, pollution, natural resource use and global climate change. Through a comprehensive explanation of the pertinent Buddhist philosophy and eleven Buddhist instruments, it unpacks the rich intellectual resources relating to modern environmental and nature studies that have been treasured in the Buddhist Canons and commentaries for thousands of years. This book provides a rare opportunity to reflect on the ongoing climate crisis using a time-tested thought system.

Environmentalists and scholars studying development economics, environmental economics, radical economics and climate change will find this book’s combined outlook thought-provoking and illuminating. Policymakers will also find the chapters on how to tackle global challenges including climate change and environmental pollution to be an excellent resource.
Critical Acclaim
‘Niggol Seo masterfully weaves together centuries of Buddhist wisdom with the frontiers of environmental and natural resource economics, illuminating how these seemingly disparate traditions are interconnected on a profound level. An inspiring read that is sure to provoke reflection and solutions to today’s most challenging environmental problems.’
– Laura Bakkensen, University of Arizona, US
Contents
Contents:
Preface xii
1 An introduction to protecting nature with Buddha’s wisdom
2 A pithy introduction to Buddha’s wisdom for nature
enthusiasts as elucidated by Lama Tsongkhapa
3 A basket of Buddhist instruments for protecting nature
4 Protecting endangered species against mass extinction
5 Dealing with environmental pollution
6 Using natural resources
7 Tackling globally shared challenges such as climate change
8 Protecting nature in the Buddhist way
Appendix: The First Precept in the Context of the Vinaya
Traditions and Precepts of Buddhism 175
References: The Buddhist Sutras Cited
My Cart