A Plea For the Animals

An eco-dharma argument for not eating meat from Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard.

In writing about the ecodharma of not eating meat, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says, “The most striking quality that humans and animals have in common is the capacity to experience suffering.”

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Beyond “Small is Beautiful:” Buddhism and the Economics of Climate Change

If economies have no essential nature, could one path forward into our climate change reality be a kind of softening—to accept the economy as a koan that helps us focus on what is right in front of us right now.

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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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I am the Tar Sands

Can we face the truth of the way human beings are altering the Earth without making enemies? Nomi Green invites us to viscerally experience the perspectives of the many beings connected to the tar sands in northern Alberta, Canada.

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We Are Planetary

We are planetary. The truth of our interconnection to each other and Earth is beautifully explored in this new film by three Dharma practitioners featuring some of the leading wisdom teachers of our time. Make Planetary part of your Earth Day celebration!

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Biggest Party in Human History

For one hour, use your power to change the world. Climate change is the great teacher of our interdependence, with each other and Earth. Open to this wonder by turning off your lights for one Earth Hour tonight at 8:30 pm, wherever you are.

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Seeing Pattern

What does climate change have to do with Ferguson? We invite you here to look with us at the shared roots, the common patterns and bring compassion to the racially-conditioned mind, even your own.

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A Call to Restore the Sacred Balance

Members of One Earth Sangha joined events in New York City and around the world for the People’s Climate March. Buddhist teacher and climate activist, Thanissara, gives her first hand account of this moment of global compassion in action.

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In Love with the Earth

When we realize the Earth is not merely the “environment,” we are moved to care for the Earth as we would ourselves. In his tender, “Love Letter to the Earth,” Zen master Thích Nhất Hạnh implores us all to love and protect the great mother of all beings.

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A Jewel of Awakening

Is there a gift of our present ecological crisis? By seeing things as they are, Dharma teacher Chas DiCapua reveals that we have the opportunity to awaken from the nightmare of separation. We can come to embody our deepest nature, compassionate wisdom.

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Are We Willing to Look?

The haunting photography of J. Henry Fair asks us to hold a steady gaze as we view vast landscapes transformed by industry. In this interview with the artist, we explore the paradoxical beauty of his work and what it might awaken in our hearts.

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Interrupting the Trance of Disconnection

Can we harm the earth without harming ourselves? The teaching of interdependence clarifies that we cannot. In this 3rd of our 4-part series, Chas Dicapua looks at how we can begin to shift our relationship to the earth by simply looking closely at cause and effect.

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The Heart Of The Bitter Almond Hedge Sutra

Inspired by the traditional Buddhist text of the Heart Sutra, renowned Dharma teacher Thanissara offers this new and epic poem about the origins and consequences of disconnection and our collective journey home.

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How Did We Come to This?

Our focus on sense-pleasures comes at a price. How we view our relationship with the Earth determines how we care for it … or not. In this 2nd in our 4-part series, Chas Dicapua explores the roots of global climate change.

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Sitting Through the Night for Trees

Meditators in Devon, Brighton, Bristol, Cornwall, London and Milton Keynes, all sat together in solidarity for a very special night of practice and dedications, raising money for Tree Aid, an environmental charity working with local communities in Africa.

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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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