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Reflections and activities from the Touch the Earth Sangha in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Why pay attention to climate change? Because it is happening. In this first of a four-part series of posts transcribed from a July 2013 talk "The Dharma of Climate Change," Dharma teacher Chas DiCapua invites us to attend, as part of our practice, to what is present and causing suffering.
Foundations for Guiding Understanding and Response
What are the Dharma principles that can motivate and inform our response to ecological crises? In 2013, a group of more than 30 teachers from various Buddhist traditions offered this list.
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.
Practicing the first foundation of mindfulness, knowing body internally and externally, we can come to know we are of this Earth. And it is here, on this Earth, that we take our place as human beings.
The Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was asked what we need to do to save our world. “What we most need to do,” he replied, “is to hear within us the sound of the earth crying.”
The fundamental Buddhist teachings around interconnectedness, non-violence, and conditionality all contribute to both a practice and understanding that augments and honours the ecological paradigms now arising.
Vipassana Teachers Confront Climate Change
Catherine McGee helped organize the climate discussion at the gathering of International Vipassana Teachers. Here she gives her personal account of what transpired and what is ready to unfold.
Vipassana Teachers Confront Climate Change
On June 11th, 2013, the International Vipassana Teachers gathered at Spirit Rock for their triennial meeting and in that specifically discussed how the Insight meditation community might support a wise response to climate change.