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Right Livelihood, Session 1 – Apr. 21, 2013

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14. “What about things that have an ostensibly benign purpose, such as pesticides and fertilizers used for raising food, but then in fact have quite harmful effects?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Food] [Environment] [Right Livelihood] // [Commerce/economics] [Politics and society]

The Whole of the Path: The Fruits of Spiritual Friendship, Session 3 – Jun. 22, 2013

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2. Comment: The more we become like monks and nuns, the more we will be helping the climate change situation. [Monastic life] [Environment]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno. [Simplicity] [Contentment] [Generosity] [Human]

Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 4 – Nov. 26, 2013

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9. “I’ve been sitting on this question...It has to do with dispassion, shedding, simplifying and being easily satisfied on the one end of the spectrum and being engaged and active in the world...How can one practice shedding internally but still be responsive and engaged regarding the suffering from environmental and social issues?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Politics and society] [Environment] [Dispassion] [Contentment] [Renunciation]

Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 47 – Mar. 11, 2014

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3. “Which monastery is Wat Keun?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Wat Keun] [Environment] // [Almsround]

Buddhist Identity in the Modern World – Aug. 15, 2015

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3. “Is there a way to get involved in controversial political issues and still maintain a correct [audio unclear]?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Politics and society] [Compassion] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Environment] [Buddhist identity] // [Learning] [Corruption] [Divine Abidings] [Depression] [Ill-will] [Equanimity]

Reference: The Heart of the Revolution by Noah Levine.

Teen Weekend 2017 – Sep. 2, 2017

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6. “In a Latin American country, the government privatized the water supply and passed a law making it illegal to collect rainwater. Everyone had to buy their water from Nestlé. Does this count as taking what is not given?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Stealing] [Politics and society] [Environment] // [Ajahn Pasanno] [Culture/Thailand]

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7. “I have doubts about the concept of personal property. How does activism following the Five Precepts work in a country whose water supply has been bought out by private interests?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Politics and society] [Environment] [Five Precepts] // [Community] [Virtue] [Discernment]

Story: Ajahn Pasanno investigates a logging operation at Dtao Dtum. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Environment] [Culture/Thailand] [Dtao Dum]

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11. “Can you talk about your environmental work in Thailand? What qualities of heart and inner strength help us live without being completely overwhelmed?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Environment] [History/Thai Buddhism] // [Politics and society] [Greed] [Teaching Dhamma] [Panyaprateep School] [Food] [Dtao Dum]

Story: Sri Lankan monastic kidney donors. [Environment] [Health] [History/Sri Lankan Buddhism]

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12. “What is the most important thing we can do to help the next generation in terms of the environment?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Environment] // [Simplicity] [Contentment] [Greed]

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24. “When all of the solar panels will be put in, how much of the monastery’s energy needs will be met?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno. [Environment] [Abhayagiri]