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The New Bodhisattva Path, Talk by David Loy

August 25, 2020

David Loy finds hope for new possibilities within our many global challenges….  We may ask, how do we find hope and what can we possibly do?

According to a Zen Koan, when the master is asked what are all the awakened people doing? the response is simple:  Responding appropriately.  David adds, our practice isn’t about transcending the world, but rather being more fully in it so we can respond appropriately.

What is it about the Buddhist tradition, that can help us do this?

In this talk, David focuses on three aspects of the Bodhisattva Path (the New Bodhisattva Path) that balance the relationship between wisdom and compassion – and lead us toward right action in the world.

David Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. He is a prolific author, whose essays and books have been translated into many languages. His articles appear regularly in the pages of major journals such as Tikkun and Buddhist magazines including Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, and Buddhadharma, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. Many of his writings, as well as audio and video talks and interviews, are available on the web.

David is one of the founding members of the new Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, near Boulder, Colorado. Please visit the website at for more information. An article about the Ecodharma Center recently appeared in the local newspaper, the Daily Camera, which you can read here.

Find this and many other talks and discussions on the Mountain Cloud You Tube Channel. This talk was recorded on July 2, 2020.

image:  David Loy at the Ecodharma Retreat Center in Colorado, taken from his website.
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