Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

How Much is Enough? - Contributors

Buddhism, Consumerism, and the Human Environment

David Barnhill is the author of Engaging the Earth: American Nature Writers and the World (2004), and two works on the poetry and literary prose of Basho. He is the co-editor of Deep Ecology and World Religions: New Essays on Sacred Ground (State University of New York Press, 2001) and is currently the director of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.

Mitsuya Dake is the author of several English-language essays in Pacific World and The Pure Land—professional journals in the academic study of Buddhism—and is currently Dean of Faculty at Ryukoku University; the director of the Buddhism and the Environment Research Unit of the Center for Humanities, Science, and Religion at Ryukoku University; and Executive Director of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies.

David Eckel is the author of Bhāviveka and His Buddhist Opponents (Harvard University Press, 2008); Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2002); and To See the Buddha (Princeton University Press, 1994). He is currently at Boston University, where he is the winner of the university’s prestigious Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence.

Shinichi Inoue, now deceased, was formerly the president of the Japanese Miyazaki Bank and a renowned economist who authored Putting Buddhism to Work: A New Approach to Management and Business (Kodansha, 1998).

Stephanie Kaza is the author of Hooked: Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire and the Urge to Consume (Shambhala, 2005) and The Attentive Heart: Conversations with Trees (Shambhala, 1996). She is the co-editor of Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism (Shambhala, 2000) and currently is a professor of environmental studies at the University of Vermont.

Tetsunori Koizumi is the author of Interdependence and Change in the Global System (University Press of America, 1993), the director of the International Institute for Integrative Studies, and was previously Professor Emeritus at Ryukoku University and visiting professor at Ohio State University.

Ikuo Nakamura is a former professor at Osaka University and is now a member of the faculity at Gakushuin University, Tokyo.

Lambert Schmithausen is the author of “Maitri and Magic: Aspects of the Buddhist Attitude Toward the Dangerous in Nature” (Indo-Iranian Journal, 2000) and The Problem of the Sentience of Plants in Earliest Buddhism (International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 1991).

Duncan Ryukan Williams is the author of The Other Side of Zen: A Social History of Soto Zen Buddhism in Tokugawa Japan (Princeton University Press, 2004); editor of Buddhism and Ecology: The Interconnection of Dharma and Deeds (Harvard Center for World Religions, 1998); co-editor of American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship (Routledge, 1998); and currently at the University of California, Berkeley.