Lecture: Chinese Buddhism and Environmental Ethics by Ven. Yifa

Feb. 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

McCune Hall, 6020 HSSB

This lecture addresses how Chinese Buddhist teachings and practices can contribute to global efforts to protect the environment, tackle pollution, and deal with climate change. It will provide examples from Chinese Buddhist scriptures as well as Buddhist practices. Venerable Yifa will also discuss the compatibility and divergences between Buddhist teachings and modern environmental science.

Venerable Yifa is from Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Yale Universitv and Dean of the University of the West in Los Angeles. She founded the Woodenfish Foundation in 2002 to educate Western college students in Buddhism at important historical religious sites of Chinese Buddhism.