#422. Climate Change as an Opportunity | Bhikkhu Anālayo

Ten Percent Happier
February 28, 2022
#422. Climate Change as an Opportunity | Bhikkhu Anālayo
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Transcript

Today’s guest makes an extremely convincing case that there are many self-interested reasons to look squarely at the reality of climate change. Bhikkhu Anālayo, who is originally from Germany, is a renowned scholar-monk, a faculty member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the author of numerous books on meditation and early Buddhism, including Satipatthāna: The Direct Path to Realization, which has been very influential with many of the teachers you’ve heard on this show, including Joseph Goldstein. This episode focuses on another of his books called Mindfully Facing Climate Change.

This episode explores:

  • the four types of meditation Anālayo recommends for mindfully confronting climate change
  • Anālayo’s contention that meditation isn’t about ceasing the flow of thoughts, but rather ceasing our belief in the thoughts
  • the question of whether individual actions matter in the face of a global crisis
  • Anālayo’s compelling case for a kind of practice called death contemplation

Where to find Bhikkhu Anālayo online: 

Bhikkhu Anālayo | Barre Center for Buddhist Studies 

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