The foundational Buddhist principle of dana, or generosity, poses a profound challenge to our separative, extractive relationship with Earth. What forms of ecological, economic, and social renewal might be possible if we see through the delusion of endless acquisition?
An economic growth paradigm that produces endless consumerism and waste can only end in ruined lives and a ruined planet. Ajahn Sucitto contends that a life lived more simply can lead not only to personal satisfaction, but to surprising systemic change.
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.