Light for Lima

“Make of yourself a light,” the Buddha advised. On Sunday evening December 7th, spiritual traditions of all kinds will join together in a global candlelight vigil to support a strong outcome at the UN climate change negotiations in Lima, Peru. Can you add your light?

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Messages from Earth

“Things are getting worse and worse and better and better, faster and faster.” At no time has this climate koan felt more apt than now. One Earth Sangha’s Lou Leonard offers this update on climate science and policy. What a great invitation to be with uncertainty.

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Our Awakening Planet

The entire system of life around us is acting on the truth of climate change, even sooner than watchful scientists expected. Now it’s our turn.  

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Wise Urgency

Fear over climate disruption often spurs denial and ends in panic or mental paralysis. Yet it may equally well give rise to samvega, a sense of urgency leading to wise action. In this essay, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi argues that everything depends on how we metabolize our fear.

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Facing the Heat: The Suffering that Leads to the End of Suffering

The U.S. Government and media may be breaking the silence on climate change. How is it that we live our lives with only intermittent awareness of the truth of global warming? Is responding as difficult as we might think? Joseph Goldstein, cofounder of Insight Meditation Society, explores the teachings that shed light on these questions.

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Earth Holding and Protecting: Engaged Buddhist Theme Weekend

On April 11-13, 2014, Deer Park Monastery gathered the community for an engaged Buddhism weekend retreat to nurture Earth Holding practices and a joyful, sustainable lifestyle.

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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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Inspiration and Joy Amidst Suffering and Loss

Dharma teacher James Baraz describes how being with what is difficult, on any level from deeply personal loss to the immensity of climate change, can lead us to surprising freedom.

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Imagining the Future We Want

Green Sangha is hosting a mini-retreat: “Conversations about the Future.” Maeve Murphy will lead us in exploratory exercises from Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects, reflecting on our wishes and hopes for the future, imagining the resources we need to realize our dreams for the planet.

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The Earth as Witness: International Dharma Teachers’ Statement on Climate Change

The global sangha of Buddhist and mindfulness teachers and practitioners is invited to join Dharma teachers from around the world in signing this new statement on climate change.

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Green Sangha Chapter News
Arbor Day

The Green Sangha in in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, US. is honoring Arbor Day with a gathering of earth stewards to plant native trees.

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Holding Space: Reflecting on the First Earth Care Week

With the first annual Earth Care Week concluding, we invite you reflect with us on your experiences, insights and ideas. Let’s explore what it means to express a Buddhist response to climate change.

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Coming Together for Earth Care Week

Many sanghas are gathering to share teachings, raise funds and awareness during the first annual Earth Care Week. We’re exploring as a community the threat of climate change as ground for our awakening.

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Letter to President Barack Obama

Syncrude Aurora Oil Sands Mine, north of Fort McMurray, Canada.

We have an opportunity to join a growing number of Buddhist leaders and the Buddhist community in urging U.S. President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Aloka Vihara Honors Earth Care Week

Aloka Vihara nuns with Saranaloka board president, 2013

In observance of the first annual Earth Care Week, the Aloka Vihara community in San Francisco, California, USA has put together a beautiful itinerary, open to the public.

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Announcing Earth Care Week

Wise action in the face of climate change can be an important and satisfying part of our practice. We invite you to join us in Earth Care Week, an annual expression of brave presence with the natural world in this time of great change.

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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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Welcome to One Earth Sangha

Welcome to One Earth Sangha. This site has just been born, and is poised for rapid growth. In coordination with Gaia House in the UK and Green Sangha in the Bay Area, we’re currently hosting the Request for Teachings… Read More

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