The path to selfless restoration: interconnectedness between Bhikkhu Buddhadasa and ecological restoration

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dc.contributor.author Ralph, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-16T16:25:58Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-16T16:25:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-01-16T16:25:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1332
dc.description.abstract Ecological restoration projects provide the opportunity for individuals to reconnect with the natural environment. However, the actions and approaches of some ecological restorationists should be brought into question. The concern is that while restoration projects often feature a great deal of public input, hard engineering and site manipulation, they are still based on human-centered priorities. Several scholars in the emerging field of Buddhism and Ecology have applied Buddhist teachings to studies in ecology to advocate a selfless, interconnected approach between humans and ecosystems. However, there has been no work devoted to interconnectedness between Buddhism and the practice and promise of ecological restoration. In this thesis we follow the path of the Buddha, Bhikkhu Buddhadasa and the practitioners and philosophers of ecological restoration to discover if Buddhadasas’ teachings and interpretations of paţicca-samuppāda (dependent origination) and anattā (no-self) will be able to help restorationists approach ecological restoration in a more interconnected and selfless way. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Buddhism en_US
dc.subject Ecological Restoration en_US
dc.subject Buddhadasa en_US
dc.subject Interconnectedness en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences en_US
dc.title The path to selfless restoration: interconnectedness between Bhikkhu Buddhadasa and ecological restoration en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Taylor, Duncan
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US

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