With Manjushri's sword of wisdom, we need not shy away from the connection between extravagant consumption and the climate crisis. In this article, economics scholar Clair Brown links vast wealth inequality with ecological breakdown in the context of dominant culture's errant values ... and then she offers a better Way.
What will it take to change a society's confused stories that have been building over millennia? The embodied practice of a few protesters at the heart of Extinction Rebellion UK positions non-violent civil disobedience as disruptive response to business-as-usual.
What was once the providence of the mystics may be required for our survival. Only by knowing deeply what captures and distorts the mind can we replace our collective structures with that which is genuinely supportive, freeing and “sustainable.” Ron Purser’s article gives us an entry way into this critical exploration.
Climate engineering is now a serious scientific and political conversation. Ven. Bhikkhu Vivekānanda explores the Dharma foundations that can inform our response to this daunting but increasingly real possibility.
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.
Climate science predicts that as temperatures rise, atmospheric stability falters. So with our politics and even sense of person steadiness, Thanissara, invites us to discover the touchstone that can see us through.
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.