Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace: Religious Conflict in Today’s World

I was invited to lecture on Buddhism at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco yesterday, and to give a public talk on a topic of current international importance. I spoke on religious conflict around the world, and the deeper forces that may be driving that. It was an opportunity to share deep concerns about buddhist violence in South and South East Asia, global Islamophobia, the sharp rise in anti-semitism and other manifestations of human hatred, as well as to examine the influence of spirituality in the search for peace.

The video recording is posted on the Shambhala Times, along with a bit more information about the event.

If you prefer to read it, here is the full text I used in my presentation, interwoven with the images from the slides I paired with it.