Ecodharma: an Introduction to a new book by David Loy

Download this complete introduction as a pdf It is no exaggeration to say that today humanity faces its greatest challenge ever: in addition to burgeoning social crises, a self-inflicted ecological catastrophe threatens civilization as we know it and (according to some scientists) perhaps even our survival as a species. I hesitate to describe this as an apocalypse because […]

Dharma, Decolonization, And The Frontlines: Caroline Savery & Matthew Duffy

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center

(Invited submission by Caroline Savery and Matthew Duffy in response to three questions posed by RMERC to the community. This version includes light editing by RMERC board member Kritee Kanko. Original submission date: August 29, 2018) 1. What are the best ways for dharma centers like RMERC to serve our ailing earth and failing democracy? […]

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is for all of us: A guest post

(By Nancy Peters*) Having already reserved a space at the newly-opened Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center (RMERC) for our summer sessin next June, our Zen Center will be the first organization to hold a retreat there once the center reopens after extensive renovation work through the winter. In July I had the privilege of being […]

White privilege: How should we confront it compassionately?

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center

(By Kritee Kanko) I have been wanting to write my response to the question David Loy, our Ecodharma elder and a fellow founding board member of Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center (RMERC), posed a few months ago in a previous RMERC blog “What is Ecodharma?“. David clarified that Ecodharma combines the teachings of Buddhism and/or other […]

The Bodhisattva Path in Challenging Times

A talk given by David Loy at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church as a guest speaker in sangha led by David Chernikoff on November 22, 2016. Transcribed by Jeffrey Fuller and edited by David Loy It’s been two weeks today since the election, and many of us are still in a state of shock — traumatized, […]