Mind & Life

Dekila Chungyalpa - Human-Earth Connection

May 21, 2021

DekilaChungyalpa_sq.jpgIn this episode, Wendy speaks with environmentalist Dekila Chungyalpa about her views of nature, the climate crisis, and her unique collaborations with faith leaders. Their conversation covers many topics, including:

  • growing up in the Himalayas and being interconnected with nature;
  • the dominance of dualistic thinking in the West, and the dangerous separations it creates;
  • embracing a framework of interdependence;
  • the role of indigenous wisdom in conservation;
  • her own experience dealing with eco-anxiety;
  • working with faith leaders to move the needle on environmental issues;
  • weaving together Buddhist values and activism;
  • bridging science and religion;
  • and the need for compassion and community in facing the climate crisis.

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