Stephanie Kaza

Stephanie Kaza

Stephanie Kaza is a longtime practitioner of Soto Zen Buddhism and an environmentalist who explores the intersections of ecology and religion. Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, she is the author of Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times and Conversations with Trees: An Intimate Ecology. She lives in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Recent Articles

How Are We Meeting This Moment?

Stephanie Kaza invites Buddhist communities, and specifically Buddhist leaders, to take a serious look at how they are—or aren’t—responding to the climate crisis.

First Do No Harm

When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.

Joanna Macy: Guide for Our Time

Stephanie Kaza reflects on this treasured spiritual guide and landmark thinker. With humanity at a crossroads, she offers us the wisdom, courage, and love for life we need.