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Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy, PhD is a scholar of Buddhism, systems theory and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice and ecology, she gives trainings worldwide for eco-warriors and activists for global justice.

As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects , she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change.

Her books include World as Lover, World as Self and Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World.

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Featured Audio Talk
November 21, 2013 - Climate Change, Capitalism, and Buddhadharma

What would the Buddha say about the political economy we’re in? He didn’t talk about capitalism. But he did talk about private property, the principle that certain humans can own the earth for the purpose of exploiting it for profit. Even before the Buddha talks about there being no permanent, separate self, he talks about the idea of mine-ness. Before he says watch out for thinking you have a permanent self, he says watch out for the thought or feeling that something can be mine. That notion of possession, that you can own something, produces great suffering, and is an illusion even more than thinking of the self.

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