On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we celebrate, lament, and call for response. With consciousness, we can forge right-relationship with the Earth and all beings.
We asked dharma teachers from a variety of traditions to submit Earthgrams: short teachings, practices, poems, songs, and contemplations on our connection to our only home. These offerings will be posted throughout the week of Earth Day 2020, starting on Sunday, April 19 and ending on Saturday, April 25. Check back every day, and if you feel inspired, we invite you to share your own tribute on social media with the hashtag #Earthgrams!
Saturday, April 25
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Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk and translator of Pali Buddhist texts. He is also the founding chair of Buddhist Global Relief, an organization dedicated to helping communities worldwide afflicted with chronic hunger and malnutrition.
Friday, April 24
Adam Lobel, PhD, Harvard University, is a scholar of philosophy and religion and a longtime teacher in the Shambhala tradition.
Thursday, April 23
Bhikkhuni Santacitta has trained as a nun in both the East and West since 1993, primarily in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. She is co-founder of Aloka Vihara, a training monastery for women near Placerville, CA.
David Loy comes from both the Japanese Zen tradition and Insight. He is author of EcoDharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis.
Wednesday, April 22
Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She is the senior teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.
Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin, has been practicing the Lotus Sutra since 1963. She is head priest and guiding teacher of the Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas in Houston, also known as Myoken-ji Temple.
Tuesday, April 21
Thanissara trained was a monastic in the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition for 12 years. She has led retreats since 1988, and co-founded Dharmagiri in South Africa and Sacred Mountain Sangha based in California.
Monday, April 20
Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher in the Vietnamese Zen tradition. She leads retreats internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators, parents and youth in schools, in addition to activists, people of color, artists and families, and individual spiritual mentoring.