The Buddha Was Enlightened Under a Tree: A Buddhist Perspective on Nature and the Climate Crisis

  • Hozan Alan Senauke Berkeley Zen Center


Long ago in ancient India, Shakyamuni Buddha left his life of princely privilege and wandered through the cities and forests of the north, determined to free himself from the chains of old age, sickness, and death. He became a wandering mendicant, studying and travelling in community with other śramaņas or renunciates. 

Liberation from Relational Suffering