Articles on EcoDharma

For a day, a number of Buddhist leaders came together in Washington, DC for the first “White House—U.S. Buddhist Leadership Conference,” the subject at hand being “Voices in the Square—Action in the World.” In this article, Hozan Alan Senauke reflects on the moment.
Discovering Our Collective Place in the World
"We cannot return to nature because we have never left it. " In this article, Buddhist scholar and Zen teacher David Loy explores the parallels in our individual and collective predicaments and the parallel paths that might heal.
We face challenges of an unprecedented scale. To meet them we need a training that roots our engagement more deeply than we've known before. In this article, Guhyapati from the EcoDharma Centre clarifies how we can respond with energy and patience to what the mind frames as "do or die” situations.
“Things are getting worse and worse and better and better, faster and faster.” At no time has this climate koan felt more apt than now. One Earth Sangha's Lou Leonard offers this update on climate science and policy. What a great invitation to be with uncertainty.
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.
Fear over climate disruption often spurs denial and ends in panic or mental paralysis. Yet it may equally well give rise to samvega, a sense of urgency leading to wise action. In this essay, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi argues that everything depends on how we metabolize our fear.