Articles on compassion

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.
Affirming Pope Francis' Message to the World
People of faith around the world are joining with Pope Francis in his message to all people of the world: the time to act swiftly and decisively on climate change is now.
We face challenges of an unprecedented scale. To meet them we need a training that roots our engagement more deeply than we've known before. In this article, Guhyapati from the EcoDharma Centre clarifies how we can respond with energy and patience to what the mind frames as "do or die” situations.
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.
Encouraging Sanghas to Turn Towards Climate Change
Join Dharma teachers and practitioners the world over in observing the second annual Earth Care Week, October 5–12. Let’s come together to celebrate love for the Earth and engage in wise action on her behalf.
Register now for this series of online event starting Oct 5! Join Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield and many other wonderful Dharma teachers are offering a series of conversations exploring climate change impacts, its underlying causes, and how Dharma practice can inform our personal and collective response.