Richard K. Payne is Dean and Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California. A member of the doctoral faculty of the Graduate Theological Union, he is also a collaborating researcher with the Open Research Center for the Humanities, Science, and Religion at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. He is an ordained Shingon Buddhist priest.
"This erudite collection sheds new light on the interplay of
Buddhism and environmentalism. As a discipline, Buddhism and
ecology encompasses precise scholarship and ardent calls to action.
The contributors handle the complexities with aplomb."--Kenneth
Kraft, author of The Wheel of Engaged Buddhism
"In this time of global environmental and economic crisis, Buddhism and ecology--Buddhist economics--have become topics of major interest. This outstanding collection of essays makes an important contribution to our normative and historical understanding of both areas."--Donald K. Swearer, co-author of Ecology and the Environment