Respect for All Beings, Not Just People
“Buddhism has a core value in interconnectedness, everything is dependent on everything else,” said Anne Walter, the Director of Drepung Gomang Center For Engaging Compassion. “When His Holiness, Dalai Lama, was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, it was the first Nobel Peace Prize that had a component about Earth care or environmental concern in it. Since then, a bunch of Buddhist teachers have spoken out with great emphasis on the importance of caring for the environment. Buddhism itself is rooted in the interconnectedness – respect for all beings – not just people.” Read more on the Kentucky IPL Blog!