Unboxing Our Selves

A journey to an ancient landscape inspires a British ecopsychologist and dharma practitioner to reflect on the contraction of her life during the pandemic and how Buddhist teachings help her stay open.

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White Supremacy, Climate Crisis, and Human Trauma

Zen activist and climate scientist Kritee presents a holistic and integrated analysis of the common roots feeding our current crises.

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Plum Village Monastics in Conversation with Bill McKibben

The renowned environmental activist talks with members of Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Plum Village about why we need to abandon Western hyper-individualism and consumer culture and learn to live more simply in community.

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Islands of Sanity in a Sea of Chaos

One Earth Sangha collaborators Kaira Jewel Lingo and Kritee reflect on the potential of building small, awakening communities for support and resilience.

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No Time to Lose: The Four R’s of Deep Adaptation

One of our treasured teachers and elders, Joanna Macy, guides us in considering how cultivation of resilience, relinquishment, restoration, and reconciliation can help us find a way through the civilizational collapse we see all around us.

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Befriending Eco-Anxiety (Part Two: Practices)

Kaira Jewel Lingo offers a set of practices to help us cultivate individual calm and support community connection, and encourages us not to give up on our collective capacity to effect social change.

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Befriending Eco-Anxiety (Part One)

Mental suffering caused by the climate crisis—or the coronavirus pandemic—calls on us to offer kindness and company. In this article, Kaira Jewel Lingo invites us to transmute the otherwise unbearable.

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Growing the Ecological Sangha

Amid growing ecological crises, what was once the province of mystics may be to some degree required for remaining whole, connected and consistently helpful. Here at the end of 2019, we invite you to support the work of One Earth Sangha.

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Vital Sangha

As climate crisis manifests ever more obviously all around and even within our lives, we offer Danna Faulds’ invitation to remember our dedication to the truth and vital support we can offer one another.

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Fall EcoSattva Training – Delay of Start

A letter from One Earth Sangha’s director announcing a six-week delay in availability of this fall’s EcoSattva training.

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The Power of Two Pennies

Like the Boddhisattva with a thousand hands, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s 10 million members are providing relief to victims of climate disasters and other humanitarian crises around the world. Founder Master Cheng Yen clarifies for all involved, compassion is realized only through action.

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Vesak and Climate Crisis at the UN

As part of the United Nation’s observance of the International Day of Vesak, Bhikkhu Bodhi’s keynote speech connected the Buddha’s core teachings to the impending climate crisis.

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Earth Care Week and Living the Change

Once again, as part of Earth Care Week, we invite Sangha’s around the world to turn the light of the Dharma towards the ecological crises we all face and the possibility of an empowered, connected and even joyful response.

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Five Practices for Working with the Immense Challenge of Climate Change

“The Bodhisattva precepts….extend from the idea that bodhicitta, or wise compassion, is the ground of ethical action and speech. We too can ground our activism, social engagement, and resistance in wise compassion.” Lama Willa Miller offers five practices that can help us face the immense challenge of climate change.

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Love Letter to New Activists

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.

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The Path of the Spiritual Warriorship

What does it mean to follow the path of spiritual warriorship or to be an ecosattva? The leadership council of the Shambhala Community has issued a statement exploring the role of the spiritual warrior that resonates for all Buddhist traditions.

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New York Insight’s Budding EcoSangha

Rising out of the experience of taking the EcoSattva Training, together, a local group is finding the inspiration, courage and determination to heal themselves and their world.

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Mobilizing on Behalf of Life

As Buddhists we are committed to the “timeless values of compassion, peace and wisdom.” Ven. Bikkhu Bhodhi calls on us to mobilize in “inspired action to protect the climate.”

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Mindfulness in Action at the People’s Climate Mobilization

Let’s gather a strong, mindful presence this April for the People’s Climate Movement. Save the dates of April 2 and 29 and then start organizing your communities for this opportunity to stand for all children of all species.

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Supporting Mindful Presence at Standing Rock

Join us in supporting a mindfulness/Buddhist contingent to be present, to bear witness, to be counted, to be in direct solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

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EcoSattva Training 2016

Registration is now open. Gather your sangha this fall on a journey to face climate change with wisdom and compassion. Course begins Oct 16 with a live session featuring Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi. Join us!

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Convergence for Climate Justice in New Orleans

Emerging leaders in climate justice have an opportunity to come together with other faith traditions for a unique training opportunity. Who in your community is ready for this challenge?

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Secular Activism and the Sacred: a Common Ground

Kritee (Kanko) and Lou Leonard explore what it means to be climate activist in secular civil society while walking the Buddhist wisdom path

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A Crisis for Buddhism?

Watch or listen to our online webinar featuring David Loy on the challenge that the contemporary ecological crises present to Buddhism.

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Global Climate Prayer

In accordance with the global climate talks in Paris, join Buddhists around the world in practices to develop awareness of interdependence with all beings and reduce our carbon emissions.

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Time to Stand Up

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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.

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The EcoSattva Training – A Collaborative Enterprise

The EcoSattva Training has come into being in response to and collaboration with your our Sangha. We are sharing here the structure that has emerged from your reflection and feedback. This is your training so let us know what you think of our plan.

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Answering the Call

Come, let’s face this together. Join One Earth Sangha, the amazing Joanna Macy, rev angel Kyodo williams and a powerful collection of other leaders for our online, interactive EcoSattva Training. This is our crisis and our opportunity for transformation.

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Zen Center NYC: Earth Initiative Public Workshop

Come learn about the Earth Initiative at the Zen Center of New York City. This special workshop is tailored for other sister-sanghas who are eager to hear about the Zen Center NYC’s 5-year project to live in harmony with our mother earth.

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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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