Dharma teacher and activist Thanissara urges us to move "beyond a personal introversion and quietism" and apply the Buddha's radical teachings to the catastrophe of climate change and its underlying causes.
Can we face the truth of the way human beings are altering the Earth without making enemies? Nomi Green invites us to viscerally experience the perspectives of the many beings connected to the tar sands in northern Alberta, Canada.
One of the most useful contributions Buddhism can offer social action is the quality of equanimity. Yet indifference can masquerade as equanimity, providing a kind of "spiritual bypass" that whisks us away from the difficult encounter. How can we know true equanimity wherein we retain our connection to ourselves and the world?
In support of Pope Francis' letter to the Catholic church regarding the climate crisis, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi clarifies that the time for denial, skepticism, and delay is over.