Meeting of Emerging EcoSattvas
All who have registered for either this or last year’s EcoSattva Training are welcome and ecouraged to join this meeting. Here’s the latest image of all who are in the current training, the 2016 selfie!
Whether you have completed the training or are still working your way through it, you are welcome to join the EcoSattva Training hosts, Thanissara, Lou and Kristin for this year’s online closing session. In this Sunday’s session, we heard reflections from Thanissara on the EcoSattva training series, recent elections, the provisional victory at Standing Rock and this incredibly challenging moment we find ourselves in.
In the live session, One Earth Sangha co-founders Kristin Barker and Lou Leonard are honored to be joined by writer, Dharma teacher and activist, Thanissara.
Thanissara Mary Weinberg, was trained in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah, is a Dharma teacher and activist. She is co-founder of Dharmagiri on the border of Lesotho and South Africa, and Chattanooga Insight. She has taught meditation retreats for 25 years, and has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice. Thanissara is author of The Heart of the Bitter Almond Hedge Sutra, co-author, with Kittisaro, of Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism, and Time To Stand Up, a book on Buddhism and Climate Action. Thanissara is one of the guiding teachers of One Earth Sangha and you can view articles published by her on our site here.
Access the Recorded Session
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- Attention facilitators and aspiring leaders! We invite you to help us build our networks for ongoing practice and wise action. Join the One Earth Sangha network of existing or aspiring EcoSangha facilitators, teachers and leaders!
- Book: Thanissara referenced Anne Baring’s book, The Dream of the Cosmos
- Article: Kristin’s post on using the four Brahma Viharas in our practice. The gem is the Shambhala Warrior Mind Training! Mine is printed and placed at my cushion.
- Book Excerpt: The Hearth of the Bitter Almond Hedge Sutra, by Thanissara. Includes reflections on the Apartheid (literally separative) consciousness.
- Article: Thanissara’s reflections from Standing Rock. Includes the listing of the Seven Lakota values.
Dana – Generosity
To maximize participation, we are offering this series at minimal cost. All of the teachers and leaders on these calls offer their gifts freely in this spirit of dana. In addition, One Earth Sangha has full-time staff who will be supported through the practice of dana, or generosity, from people like you.
If you value this and other offerings from One Earth Sangha and want to support a Dharma-informed response to ecological crises, we invite you to support these efforts. Dana, or generosity, is considered an essential part of practice. We simply cannot continue our work without your support. Any amount you offer is deeply appreciated.