David Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. A prolific author, his essays and books have been translated into many languages and his articles appear regularly in Tikkun, scholarly journals and Buddhist magazines such as Tricycle, Turning Wheel, Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma. David lectures internationally, focusing primarily on the encounter between Buddhism and modernity: what each can learn from the other. He is especially concerned about social and ecological issues, and offers a Buddhist perspective on our urgent “eco-crisis.” He has taught at many academic institutions and currently leads meditation retreats and teaches workshops such as “Transforming Self, Transforming Society.” We spoke about the adaptation of Buddhism to the modern West and the relevance of Buddhist teachings to social issues, especially the environment. Learn more about David Loy here.

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