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Shambhala’s Arbeitskreis für die Umwelt

Er wird von André Kniepkamp geleitet: [email protected]

Hier der Kontakt zur internationalen ‘Touching the Earth’ working group: [email protected].

Our mission is that Shambhala become a powerful force for societal transformation in accordance with the principles and practices of both warriorship and sustainability.

In the winter of 2008, Buddhadharma magazine published an appeal for an international Buddhist conference in response to the growing risks of climate change. Following this appeal, a document was drafted with the input of over 20 Buddhist teachers, culminating in the Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change, whose first signer was His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In July 2009, The Sakyong Miphame Rinpoche encouraged the greater Shambhala sangha to support the declaration with the following statement:

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, would like to like to encourage everyone to read and sign the statement if they so wish, as it is a significant contribution to the discussion of Buddhist contemplation and action on environmental protection.

Helpful Links

The Touching the Earth group Shambhala Times Earth Day edition
The Halifax Shambhala center’s sustainability initiative
Ecobuddhism – Buddhist teachings and articles regarding the environment