Darwin Meets the Buddha: Human Nature, Buddha Nature, Wild Nature

2020, Dr. Paul A. Keddy

Join Siddhartha Gautama and Charles Darwin for two weeks of conversation, while hiking through the Great Smoky Mountains.

What stories will they share?

What advice might they offer for living in modern times?

What might they say about solving global environmental crises?

Some hints: they begin with the nature of human dissatisfaction. And how humans form social hierarchies with rulers. The nature of memory. And even desire for meat.

They also talk about birdwatchers, matchmakers, sex, tyrants, lobsters, peacocks, Stalin, the French Revolution, and, yes, even giant ground sloths. Enlightenment, too.

So, pick up your backpack, and join the adventure.