SACRED ECOLOGY explores the natural world as an access point to the sacred, and poses some urgent philosophical and existential questions, including: How do we see “ourselves” amongst the wider family of earth’s inhabitants? Do our most serious environmental problems perhaps stem from our very concept, or understanding of “self”? Our word “ecology” stems from the Greek “oikos,” or home. Yet, given our human responsibility for the number of animal species that are declining at alarming rates we must ask if our human notions of “ecology” or of “the sacred” are actually blind to nature’s fundamental laws and truths?

To address these and other questions, SACRED ECOLOGY presents two extraordinary human beings from different religious traditions: eco-philosopher Joanna Macy PhD, a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology meets for the first time, Dr. Michael Tobias, a global ecologist, anthropologist, historian, author and practicing Jain. Join them, along with our host Phil Cousineau for a unique, far-reaching and timely conversation.

 

17 thoughts on “Sacred Ecology

  1. Awakening spiritual consciousness in the human family is the vital
    element to awaken our species awareness of our Oneness with all our
    relations so our mother earth will once again be in harmony with the
    awesome Love of the universe of which we are a part. Thanks for the
    shows and streaming on the internet to make available to a wide
    audience. May we and the generations to come be blessed so the
    hundred monkey consciousness by the LOVE of Creator manifests
    throughout the world——Hamsa Earth

  2. Awakening spiritual consciousness in the human family is the vital
    element to awaken our species awareness of our Oneness with all our
    relations so our mother earth will once again be in harmony with the
    awesome Love of the universe of which we are a part. Thanks for the
    shows and streaming on the internet to make available to a wide
    audience. May we and the generations to come be blessed so the
    hundred monkey consciousness by the LOVE of Creator manifests
    throughout the world——Hamsa Earth

  3. What is one concrete thing that I can do each day to be a positive influence in our world?

  4. Joanna — you know I have a narrow focus: radioactive waste…attaining containment…

    Here is the question: How do you peel the onion wherein our work to ensure that this waste is well secured, does not leak, has a scientifically-based location for permanent isolation (by whatever means, maybe Guardianship)…how do we ensure that work is not taken as the BASIS, the justification for continued production of more waste (from splitting atoms for heat, to make electric power or to vaporize cities, or even Little Green Men)?

  5. I am very excited about this presentation.
    Thank you for offering such wonderful speakers that can inform and inspi in a powerful way.
    Thank you.

  6. Question for event: If you were the Board of Directors of a large social investment/philanthropic agency, what investment principles would you apply to the culture and decisions within your agency? Would this principle, or these principles, challenge us to reconsider currently active philanthropic cultures, practices, ethics, norms, priorities, funding-stream system?

    Thanks

  7. I’d like to ask Joanna how we can change our perception of the limited self?

  8. I would like to gather a group of people to watch this together. For the East coast it goes quite late – midnight. Will there be an opportunity to replay it at a better time for us?

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