In this intensely personal piece, Thanissara reflects on the events of 2018 and the unprecedented challenges to humanity they represent. She invites us to perceive their deep roots in the domination mindset and how we can, out of sheer necessity, respond with a fierce clarity of heart.
Eco-Dharma...must confront whiteness and privilege in order to "create earnest inter-dependent communities that understand that different people have different privilege and abilities," and seek to act on that understanding.
Norman Fisher notes that because the challenge of climate change is a matter of "...human beings thinking and behaving in a way that’s guaranteed to compound our problems," Zen practices have something vital to offer.
Following the People's Climate Mobilization, we might ask "was that effective?" or "what next?" In her warm and wise letter to new activists, long-time engaged environmentalist, Sarah Vekasi, addresses the importance of a mindful approach to becoming and staying engaged.
"On April 29th ...I will be marching not only on behalf of people here in the U.S. but on behalf of people all around the world... especially those whose voices will never reach our leaders." Join Bhikkhu Bodhi and hundreds of ecosattvas at the People's Climate Mobilization. Here's why this mobilization is crucial.
If economies have no essential nature, could one path forward into our climate change reality be a kind of softening—to accept the economy as a koan that helps us focus on what is right in front of us right now.