This recording is from a seminar hosted by the Network of Buddhist Organizations (UK).
Probably the most important teaching of Buddhism in relationship to our present situation—it’s what I would call the ecosattva path.
‘Sentient beings are numberless. I vow to save them all.’ Wow. We are vowing to fulfill an unfulfillable vow, is that weird or what? Since it can’t be fulfilled, what it’s calling for is a reorientation in our lives.
I hope whatever you do, you do it with community.
Hope and despair are dualities. I don’t think it’s hope and despair that motivate bodhisattvas. I think it’s something deeper.
We don’t know if what we do is important, but it seems very important for us to do it.
Our ecological efforts are our gift to the earth.