Category Archives: Ecocriticism

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Wild Nature and the Dusty World

Wild Nature and the Dusty World Gary Snyder on Dogen’s Mountains and Waters ‘Sutra’ As T. S. Eliot proposed, the end is where we start from. In “Blue Mountains Constantly Walking,” a chapter in his book Practice of the Wild, Gary Snyder borrows from Dogen Kigen’s “Mountains and Waters Sutra” a dharma talk from […]

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Luther Standing Bear

Red, White, and Green; the warning of Luther Standing Bear               The Lakota way of being in the world provides context to explain why modern Western civilization is destroying the natural world. This flows from Luther Standing Bear’s description of Indian mind and white mind (1). For me, four themes […]

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