This recording is from a talk hosted by Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center.
Any history of the spread of ecologically-engaged Buddhism in the West necessarily includes the names Guyapati and David Loy. The former initiated discussions of ecodharma before the term existed in the mainstream Western Buddhist lexicon, and in 2007 opened Spain’s Eco-Dharma Centre, an international project rooted in communal effort. Ten years later, the latter helped to create the first dedicated ecodharma center in the U.S. In this conversation, the two explore braiding together Western and Eastern philosophies, as well as social justice work to develop “transversal” forms of resistance — the only tenable response, they advance, for deeply intertwined systems of oppression.