Equanimity and Denial

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?

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Buddhists Go to the White House

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.

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Shifting to “Years of Living Mindfully”

What does the beginning of a collective response to climate change look like? Might we engage our friends, neighbors, coworkers and fellow practitioners on how we can love and protect global life?

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In This Together – Vipassana Teachers Confront Climate Change (Part 2)

Catherine McGee helped organize the climate discussion at the gathering of International Vipassana Teachers. Here gives her personal account what transpired and what is ready to unfold.

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The Awakening That Is Possible – 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.

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