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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.
Compassion in Action Around the World
Like the Boddhisattva with a thousand hands, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation's 10 million members are providing relief to victims of climate disasters and other humanitarian crises around the world. Founder Master Cheng Yen clarifies for all involved, compassion is realized only through action.
For many of us in 2018, to track the state of equity, justice, and ecological health has been to feel a trembling resonance with collective suffering. We share here our reflections on 2018 and our ideas for EcoSattva practice in 2019 and beyond.
Gifts and Risks of the Winter Dark
One Earth Sangha's director takes a moment to reflect on the precious unique gifts offered by our particular orientation within the cosmos.
Amidst the still-shaking landscape after the US Presidential election, we might be searching for elusive solid ground. How might we cultivate a true steadiness without running the risk of indifference to suffering?
The protectors at Standing Rock are not only challenging the Dakota Access Pipeline project but the fundamental logic of placing private profits over people and planet. Will you stand with Standing Rock?
A historic agreement on climate has been signed. What does it mean for our practice?
What does climate change have to do with Ferguson?
What does climate change have to do with Ferguson? We invite you here to look with us at the shared roots, the common patterns and bring compassion to the racially-conditioned mind, even your own.
The entire system of life around us is acting on the truth of climate change, even sooner than watchful scientists expected. Now it’s our turn.  
Joining with other spiritual traditions and artists, the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) organized a protest against "Gross Negligence" on the part of British Petroleum. This is how we can "multiply our courage."
Reflecting on the First Earth Care Week
With the first annual Earth Care Week concluding, we invite you reflect with us on your experiences, insights and ideas. Let's explore what it means to express a Buddhist response to climate change.