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John Seed and Br. Tenzin (Dr. Alex Anderson)

John Seed and Br. Tenzin (Dr. Alex Anderson)

John Seed is founder of the Rainforest Information Centre. Since 1979 he has been involved in the direct actions which have resulted in the protection of the Australian rainforests. He has written and lectured extensively on deep ecology and eco-psychology and has been conducting experiential deep ecology workshops around the world for 35 years. The book he wrote in 1988 with Joanna Macy and others, Thinking Like a Mountain – Towards a Council of All Beings, has been translated into 12 languages. In 1995 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian Government for services to conservation.

Br. Tenzin (Dr. Alex Anderson) began with an ecologist’s understanding of interdependence, researching the impact of climate change on biodiversity, but the rainforest soon led him to meditation. Now ordained as a monk in the Buddhist tradition, he has studied and practiced meditation under Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village in France, in the Sakya Tibetan tradition, and at Pa Auk Tawya in the Burmese Forest tradition.  His approach is informed by Theravadin, Zen, and Vajrayana methods of meditation and mindfulness, as well as Hatha Yoga, Deep Ecology, and his deep love of wild places.  He currently lives on the Dorrigo Plateau in New South Wales, Australia, where he has a project to co-create community space for meditation and nature connection: http://www.gaiaforest.org.
How might we nourish the ecological self and support its maturation? On May 26, join John Seed and Br. Tenzin (Dr. Alex Anderson) to explore the interwoven teachings and practices of Deep Ecology and Buddhadharma.