Dekila Chungyalpa: Restoring Resilience: In Nature, Community, and Ourselves

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Episode Description: In this inspiring talk, Dekila Chungyalpa encourages us to “think of climate work as an act of love; it is giving back to the earth.” Dekila tells the story of how she came to create two faith based conservation initiatives, the Loka Initiative, and a World Wildlife Fund program called the Sacred Earth. A significant portion of her work has also involved carrying out the vision of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa who was looking to encourage an environmentally engaged Buddhism. This work has included coordinating over 50 monasteries and nunneries in the Himalayas, which are carrying out reforestation, climate preparedness, disaster management, and freshwater conservation projects. This talk is a call for compassionate action towards animals, people, and the world that we all depend on.


Dekila Chungyalpa

Dekila Chungyalpa

Dekila Chungyalpa is the Director of the Loka Initiative, a new environment and climate education and outreach platform for faith leaders at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Its...
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