Love this World
What would it mean to love our planet exactly as it is? Adam Lobel led this EcoDharma Exploration on March 19.
Ceremony and Sacred Action
In an age of separation, how might we bring ourselves back into sacred relationship with Earth? On February 26, Thanissara led this EcoDharma Exploration on activism rooted in radical belonging.
Steady through the Fire
In a dramatically changing world, we are more vulnerable to reactivity. In this EcoDharma Exploration on January 29, Heather Sundberg offered somatic practices to bolster our resilience and engagement.
In the closing session, we’ll how the process of letting go, going deep and reforming ourselves can become a regular part of our practice. We’ll also look at how we can create sacred and nourishing spaces in our Sanghas that support authentic investigation and diverse forms of engagement. We might take our own EcoSattva Vows together and discover how connections we’ve made here can go forward.
Equipped with a deeply rooted sense of our belonging and calling, we turn outward. In earlier sessions, we opened up some of the habitual but limited ways that we engage with others around social transformation. Now we’ll look at what does work supported by research and our own honed wisdom. We’ll clarify in particular our agency in relationships (implicit and explicit) and groups (social norming) as well as what sabotages that agency.
How do I, not as a teacher but as a human being, experience unfolding ecological crises? And what are the foundations of EcoDharma?
EcoDharma Teacher Development – Resources
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Continuing in the relational spiritual task, attunement with the unknown, we’ll open further to so much more than the conventional holding of that truth. We’ll welcome whatever arises, from nothing to mystical everything.
To be thoroughly aware of the dramatic changes underway and to set ourselves up to be authentically helpful is to learn to stay with profound uncertainty. This session takes on that spiritual task.
Having opened up internally and individually, we rise to the collective and historical, understanding how objectification accumulates over time in the form of dominant institutions, how delusion is codified and how domination spreads that delusion. Participants are invited to explore, with compassionate accountability, how the dominant cultural body conquers, colonizes, and exploits not only Earth and other peoples but its own members. This is where we let it all in, the full catastrophe.