Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eric S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062954824
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A different take on environmental activism

Originally published in 2021, the late Buddhist monk and Zen master offers a different approach that ordinary people can adopt in response to the climate crisis within the context of their own lives.  Although he agreed that saving our planet is going to take both concrete action and advocacy, more importantly, it is going to require a substantial transformation in the way humanity collectively views our relationship with the natural world.  In other words, saving the environment is going to involve both inner and outer work on a large scale.  Mindful living and cultivating community will be at the heart of this effort.  This is not another gloom and doom book. Although it acknowledges the seriousness of the situation, I think listeners who are concerned about the state of our environment will find it a hopeful read.