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Marty Janowitz

Marty Janowitz

Marty Janowitz became a student of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1970, and studied and taught under his guidance and now that of his lineage heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has striven to serve their vision towards the realization of enlightened society, human communities that at their core express the heart of goodness in action. In that he has long been dedicated to integrating the paths of inner and societal wisdom with particular interest in environmental transformation. He has taught on a wide array of Kagyu-Nyingma and Shambhala topics, more recently focused on sacred activism and sustainability. He has been engaged within and beyond the Shambhala community in environmental and social sustainability initiatives including as Chair of the Nova Scotia Roundtable on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity, the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Halifax Strategic Urban Partnership and various Buddhist and interfaith climate change, environmental and social efforts.
According to Shambhala tradition "windhorse" is the self-existing energy of basic goodness in action. Marty Janowitz's final article in this three-part series explores the practice and benefits of "raising windhorse," the Path of engagement.
Marty Janowitz continues his exploration of the Dharma of climate change. He suggests that we cannot substantively work to alter the societal paradigm if we are not simultaneously altering our own internal paradigm.
Climate Activism and Buddhist Practice
Marty Janowitz from the Shambhala tradition suggests that the ecological crises call for simultaneous practice in inner peace and consistent bravery.