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Bhikkhu Bodhi

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk and translator of Pali Buddhist texts. He is also the founding chair of Buddhist Global Relief, an organization dedicated to helping communities worldwide afflicted with chronic hunger and malnutrition. He is based at Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York. He was appointed president of the Buddhist Publication Society (in Sri Lanka) in 1988. Ven. Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, either as author, translator, or editor, including The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha — A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (co-translated with Ven. Bhikkhu Nanamoli (1995), The Connected Discourses of the Buddha — a New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya (2000), and In the Buddha’s Words (2005).
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Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, one of the most respected translators of the Buddha Dharma into English, implores us to speak out about the moral crisis implicit in Israel’s Gaza campaign.
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Workers in any industry ought not be forced to choose between physical and financial health. And within the meat-packing industry, what of the brutal cost to animals of returning this sector to "normal"? Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi examines the layers of perverted value in a recent Trump Administration decision.
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As part of the United Nation's observance of the International Day of Vesak, Bhikkhu Bodhi's keynote speech connected the Buddha's core teachings to the impending climate crisis.
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"On April 29th ...I will be marching not only on behalf of people here in the U.S. but on behalf of people all around the world... especially those whose voices will never reach our leaders." Join Bhikkhu Bodhi and hundreds of ecosattvas at the People's Climate Mobilization. Here's why this mobilization is crucial.
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As Buddhists we are committed to the "timeless values of compassion, peace and wisdom." Ven. Bikkhu Bhodhi calls on us to mobilize in "inspired action to protect the climate."
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Can Buddhist leaders and teachers advocate for social and climate justice yet steer clear of political affiliation? Bikkhu Bodhi encourages bold but non-partisan engagement, envisioning a pan-Buddhist alliance to protect of all vulnerable beings.
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In advance of the UN climate negotiations, the renowned Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi argues that climate change demands of us a re-imagining of social systems and a new paradigm of the good life.
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A Buddhist Response to Pope Francis’s Climate Encyclical

In support of Pope Francis' letter to the Catholic church regarding the climate crisis, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi clarifies that the time for denial, skepticism, and delay is over.
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Fear over climate disruption often spurs denial and ends in panic or mental paralysis. Yet it may equally well give rise to samvega, a sense of urgency leading to wise action. In this essay, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi argues that everything depends on how we metabolize our fear.
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Moving from a Culture of Death to a Culture of Life

In this provocative essay leading up to the People's Climate March in September, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi insists that technological changes will not be enough. We are called to recognize, confront and dismantle the structural causes of climate change.