Buddhism and Climate Change

Recently the renowned translator and activist Bhikkhu Bodhi gave a daylong event on Buddhism and climate change. Today’s video summarizes his concerns and diagnoses, and looks at some aspects of Buddhist practice that can help us in our daily struggles with this key issue.

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s organization Buddhist Global Relief

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If you’re interested in some of Kate Raworth’s videos on Doughnut Economics, they can be found HERE and HERE.


  1. m.miller on March 7, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Quick question: Did Bhikkhu Bodhi give an account of how the domains of value were generated? I ask because it very much seems to mirror Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (https://simplypsychology.org/maslow.html) which was published in the 50’s and is still widely referenced in psychology and education. If Bodhi (or whoever developed the domains of value) came to a similar conceptualization independently, that would be quite interesting.

    • Doug Smith on March 7, 2018 at 9:16 am

      As I remember, Bhikkhu Bodhi got his idea on this by doing a reworking of Maslow. I don’t think he was claiming the idea was original to him.