Who We Are
The mission of One Earth Sangha is to support humanity in a transformative response to ecological crises based on the insights and practices of the Buddhist tradition. Through our Virtual EcoDharma Center, we are here to inspire, inform, and guide our members in actions that will end ecological violence. We assert that engagement is, on the one hand, essential to the spiritual path and, on the other hand, more effective and sustainable when grounded in transformative insight and authentic compassion.
We also aspire to skillfully challenge contemporary convert-Dharma culture and practices. We suggest that because the predominant Dharma traditions in the West are embedded in consumerist, mililarist, hyperindividualist, white supremacist, and species-ist culture, they will have a tendency to replicate and empower these cultural patterns. Yet the Dharma itself teaches self-scrutiny. As practitioners, we can welcome challenges to what we take to be reality, to what we view as “the way things are.” This endless Dharma never lets us off the hook and yet always offers a way forward.
We invite you to learn more about our mission, strategy, and history here: About Us
Duties and Responsibilities
We are looking for volunteers interested in working with interfaith and environmental justice policy partners, especially in the US at the federal level. With our Engagement Coordinator, you will:
- Help represent One Earth Sangha, collaborate with other faith groups on policy.
- Contribute to initiatives directed at the broader Environmental Justice movement.
- Identify and evaluate new potential partners for collaboration.
- Strong communication skills.
- Passion for joining forces with other faith and social justice groups.
- Interest in policy development.
- Excitement about what the Buddhist tradition and communities can bring to these partnerships.
- Enjoyment of light project management and public advocacy.
- Volunteer: 1-3 hours/week
- Collaboration: online
- Touch Point for Coordination: Engagement Coordinator
How to Apply
Interested applicants should use the button below and complete the application form that follows.