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Analysis of the First 5000 Declaration Signatories

Dharma Teacher/Scholar Signatories

The following list of signatories to the Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change comprises 65 Dharma teachers, scholars and leaders. They are based in 13 countries, and are a pan-Buddhist group drawn from the Tibetan, Zen, Theravadin, Vipassana, Chan and general Buddhist traditions. A potentially valuable resource for the international Sangha, it might provide the core of a guiding teachers’ group on the issue,  or play a role in the organization of a Buddhist climate conference in the future.

The Declaration has also been endorsed by over 150 senior abbots and lineage heads from many monasteries across the Himalayan region, at a Tibetan Buddhist conference led by the Dalai Lama in Delhi at the end of November 2009.


Dalai Lama XIV  
Tibetan Buddhist, India
Gyalwang Karmapa XVII   
Tibetan Buddhist, India
Ven. Kobutsu Malone                        Zen, USA
Joan Hallifax Roshi                    Zen, USA
Ven. Karma Lekshe                                Tibetan Buddhist, USA
Daniel Terragno Roshi                           Zen, USA
Rev. Meiko Jones                                   Zen, USA
Dr John Crook  Shifu                              Chan, UK
Dr. Peter Fenner                                     Author/Scholar, USA
Rev. Danny Fisher                                  Buddhist Chaplain, USA
Jiun Eric Rommeluere                            Zen, France
Ven. Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso                   Theravada,Thailand
Pat Enkyo O’Hara Roshi         
Zen, USA
Hozan Alan Senauke Roshi                   Zen, USA
Rev Craig Langsdorf                              Zen, USA
Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni                    Theravada, USA
Jiyo Andrew Agacki                              Buddhist Minister, USA
Amala Wrightson Sensei                        Zen, New Zealand
Ven. Orgyen Namgyal                            Tibetan Buddhist, USA
Rev Bonnie Beverage                            Zen/Theravada, USA
Kathleen Seiun Reiley                            Zen, USA
Rev. Taigen Dan Leighton                     Zen, USA
Santikaro Bhikkhu                                   Theravada, USA
Ruben Keiun Habito Roshi                     Zen, USA
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi                                Theravada, USA
Joseph Goldstein                                   Vipassana, USA
Ven. Losang Gendun                             Tibetan Buddhist, France
Ven Lobsang Thubten                            Tibetan Buddhist, USA
Tsultrim Lama                                         Tibetan Buddhist, USA
Prof. Anne Klein                                      Author/Scholar, USA
Susan Ji-On Postal Roshi                      Zen, USA
Dr Joanna Macy                                      Author/Scholar, USA
Father Ama Samy SJ                            Zen, India
Lawrence Ellis                               Scholar/Author, USA
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche Tibetan Buddhist, Sikkim
Lin Jensen                                              
Zen, Author, USA
Mu Soeng  
Author/Scholar, USA
David Tetsuun Loy   Zen, Author, USA
Gyurme Dorje                                 
Author/Scholar, UK
Jan Chozen Bays Roshi                         Zen, USA
Sensei Daishin Brighton                         Zen, USA
Jim Scott                                             
Scholar, Denmark
Ayang Rinpoche                                     Tibetan Buddhist, India
Palchen Galo Rinpoche                   Tibetan Buddhist, India
Lama Sonam Dorjee                              Tibetan Buddhist, India
Lama Sangye Dorje    Tibetan Buddhist, Argentina
Rev. Wadinagala Pannaloka                 Theravada, Taiwan
Lama Norbu Repa                                
Tibetan Buddhist, Belgium
Ken Jones                                              
Author/Scholar, UK
Dr. Jason Wirth                                       Scholar/Author, USA
Lama Karma Lodro Zangmo                 Tibetan Buddhist, USA
Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche        Tibetan Buddhist, UK
Sherab Palden Beru                                   Master Thangka Painter, UK
Melissa Myozen Blacker Sensei           Zen, USA
James Myoun Ford Roshi                      Zen, USA
David Dayan Rynick Sensei                   Zen, USA
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche                      Tibetan Buddhist, USA
Lama Denys Rinpoche                          Tibetan Buddhist, France
Prof. Bikiran Prasad Barua                     Scholar, Bangladesh
Susan Murphy Roshi  Zen, Australia
B. Allan Wallace Tibetan Buddhist, USA
Lama Jigme Chokyi Lodro         
Tibetan Buddhist, Canada
Lama Chonam      
Tibetan Buddhist, USA

Sangye Khandro     

Tibetan Buddhist, USA

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