[VIDEO] Latest show guest, Buddhist teacher and prolific author, David Loy

For my video interview with guest David Loy, click here.

 

David Loy is an eminent teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism.   His lectures internationally, primarily focussing on the relationship between modernity and Buddhism, and what each can learn from the other.  His many books include ‘A Buddhist History of The West:  Studies in Lack’, ‘Money Sex War Karma:  Notes for a Buddhist Revolution‘ and most recently ‘The World Is Made Of Stories’.

I first encountered David at the Science and Nonduality Conference in Marin in October 2011.  He struck me as a warm, gentle man speaking a lot of sense about the need for the spiritual journey not to be a purely solo pursuit.  David puts a lot of energy into pressing social and ecological issues, and seeing what an informed Buddhist response to those things would need to include.

This interview is wide-randing from David’s experience protesting the Vietnam war, to the true meaning of a boddhisattva, and through the dangers of institutionalised greed and militarism.  Albeit, with all that acknowledged, David is not without optimism for the future if we can find a socially-engaged form of meditation-in-action.

For my interview with guest David Loy, click here.

About Jack Butler

Jack Butler is a social entrepreneur, coach, workshop leader and speaker. His latest venture provides full spectrum human development through coaching, programmes and other development resources for leaders and entrepreneurs. He founded Future Foundations (www.future-foundations.co.uk), a leading youth personal development training organization. He is a professional member of the International Enneagram Association and a former fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Jack was the IAB 2007 Young Entrepreneur of the Year runner-up and took a double first class degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Jack spends his time between London and Brighton in the UK and Boulder, CO and the Bay Area in the US. In his spare time, he enjoys physical challenges (3 Peaks Challenge 2010, Tresco Marathon 2006) and supporting The Simultaneous Policy Organisation (www.simpol.org.uk). He is a Partner in Passion and Purpose of the Grubb Guild, a voracious reader of personal, cultural and spiritual development, and likes to inquire, journal, travel and write.
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