The natural and social systems that sustain us are losing their stability, observes Joanna Macy. This state of bardo, or transition, can be painful and frightening—but if we face the reality of collapse and cultivate inner stability, we can find the courage to faithfully serve all that we love.
Climate science predicts that as temperatures rise, atmospheric stability falters. So with our politics and even sense of person steadiness. Thanissara, invites us to discover the touchstone that can see us through.
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.
According to Shambhala tradition "windhorse" is the self-existing energy of basic goodness in action. Acharya Marty Janowitz's final article in this three-part series explores the practice and benefits of "raising windhorse," the Path of engagement.
Marty Janowitz continues his exploration of the Dharma of climate change. He suggests that we cannot substantively work to alter the societal paradigm if we are not simultaneously altering our own internal paradigm.