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Kristin Barker

Kristin Barker

Kristin is co-founder and director of One Earth Sangha whose mission is to cultivate a Buddhist response to ecological crises. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader program and now teaches with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (DC). As a co-founder of White Awake, Kristin has been supporting white people since 2011 with a Dharma approach to uprooting racism in ourselves and in our world. With a background in software engineering as well as environmental management, she has worked at several international environmental organizations. She is a GreenFaith Fellow and serves on the advisory board of Project Inside Out. Kristin was born and raised in northern New Mexico and currently lives in Washington DC, traditional lands of the Piscataway peoples.
EcoDharma
EcoDharma

Foundations of One Earth Sangha

One Earth Sangha exists in part to evolve and share EcoDharma. But how do we define EcoDharma, what does it emphasize, and why do we consider this part of our mission?

Wisdom and Practice for a Life of Vulnerability

As the conditions for life on Earth change rapidly around us, how might we re-acquaint ourselves with our inherent vulnerability? One Earth Sangha director Kristin Barker led this EcoDharma Exploration on July 23.
EcoDharma
EcoDharma

Kristin Barker Interviews Lyla June

In this wide-ranging interview, Lyla June speaks about facing ancestral trauma, the power of forgiveness, and the joy of belonging to all of creation.
EcoDharma
EcoDharma

Parallels in Ecology and Enlightenment

Well-meaning but ill-advised tactics of suppression can make wildfires worse. How, then, should we respond to the fires of conflicting emotions?

Investigating the Intersection of Ecology, Dharma and Justice

One Earth Sangha director Kristin Barker led this EcoDharma Exploration on July 24.
EcoDharma
EcoDharma

Alan Senauke in conversation with Kristin Barker

What does our practice ask of us as we bear witness to escalating loss? In this conversation from 2017, Kristin Barker spoke to Berkeley Zen Center abbot Hozan Alan Senauke about social Dharma and collective transformation.
EcoDharma
EcoDharma

We Are Not Alone

For practitioners in hyper-individualized societies, sangha can be a neglected jewel. What possibilities emerge when we embrace the gifts and complexities of community?
EcoDharma
EcoDharma

An Interview with Aidan Kankyoku

26-year-old Buddhist activist Aidan Kankyoku speaks to the evolving landscapes of direct action, and daring to be a part of the shifts.
EcoDharma
EcoDharma

Reflections on an Annual Observance

Beyond a conceptual knowing, what will support us in realizing our true nature, not just on Earth Day but every day and at every level?
EcoDharma
EcoDharma
Recent events of racial violence by state actors reveal but one aspect of the tendency towards domination that is latent in our culture. Our work to end ecological devastation then necessarily includes the eradication of the persistent, shape-shifting, and devastating pattern of white supremacy, starting with our own minds.