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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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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Contemplate Externally, Contemplate Internally

In honor of Earth Care Week beginning today we host the first of 5 online, free conversations on “Mindfulness and Climate Action.” Get all the details here. We hope you can join us!

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Earth Care Week, 2014

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.

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Mindfulness and Climate Action

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.

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Loving the Earth: Awareness, Action and Celebration

Join Spirit Rock in their second annual Earth Day event. We will bring our attention to the urgency of climate change, and the capacity of our community to respond appropriately and compassionately. We hope you will go home inspired to act!

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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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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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You Can’t Stop the Spring

In this special Earth Care Week message, Jack Kornfield invites all of us into a change of consciousness, one that recognizes our interdependence with all of life.

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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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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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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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