Encore! Originally aired October 26
Tuesday, January 19 | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM CST (2:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST)
Duration: 20 min
Producer(s): Off the Fence
Short Description: In Cambodia and Thailand, forests are being cut down at a faster rate than even in Brazil’s rainforest. In order to combat the deforestation, Buddhist monks “ordain” trees as living monks. This prevents loggers from cutting the trees down, as no Buddhist logger wishes to risk the disapproval of their community or indeed their own karmic security. As a conservationist, Chantal worked closely with the Cambodian monks and was deeply moved by their philosophy.
Buddhist belief in the inter-connectedness of all life means that care and compassion for the natural world is at the heart of every action and every thought.
Martin Palmer, FaithInvest