Befriending Eco-Anxiety (Part Two: Practices)

Kaira Jewel Lingo offers a set of practices to help us cultivate individual calm and support community connection, and encourages us not to give up on our collective capacity to effect social change.

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Catholic-Buddhist Dialogue on Climate Change

In observance of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, the Parliament of World Religions hosted a conversation featuring Buddhist and Catholic scholars exploring critical questions about spirituality, suffering, and what it means to be human in the age of climate crisis.

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This Earth Day: Our Breath, Our Life, Our World

On the occasion of Earth Day, we offer this reminder to keep our practice simple. Loving-presence has the power to transform our relationship to even the most difficult conditions

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Sit and Help, Help and Sit

The devastation wrought by the wildfires shook one of the fundamental practices of some Australian Buddhists. An Australian Buddhist chaplain answers their question: “How can I meditate when the world literally burns around me?”

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Climate Change is Making us Crazy: Interview with Norman Fischer

Norman Fisher notes that because the challenge of climate change is a matter of “…human beings thinking and behaving in a way that’s guaranteed to compound our problems,” Zen practices have something vital to offer.

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Love Letter to New Activists

Following the People’s Climate Mobilization, we might ask “was that effective?” or “what next?” In her warm and wise letter to new activists, long-time engaged environmentalist, Sarah Vekasi, addresses the importance of a mindful approach to becoming and staying engaged.

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Confirming our Interdependent Destiny

Join One Earth Sangha and the mindfulness community in walking together at the Women’s March in Washington DC and in sister marches around the world.

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Supporting Mindful Presence at Standing Rock

Join us in supporting a mindfulness/Buddhist contingent to be present, to bear witness, to be counted, to be in direct solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

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Buddhism and the Sacred Feminine: An Interview with Thanissara – Part 1

“A direct knowing of our inter-connection initiates us into the sacred feminine.” Thanissara explores how the sacred feminine is linked to the dharma and how, through body-focused practices, it can provide one channel for our earth-caring efforts to affect climate change.

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Being Content to Live With Less

“We need to recognize that what society presents as real is more like a lie and take another way” Earlier this summer, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa spoke frankly on renunciation, contentment and the climate crisis.

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The Buddha and the Sacred Earth

All views are poetic. All understandings of reality, including “Nature,” are interpretive. In this article, Gaia House teacher, Rob Burbea, explores how Western culture’s views of “Nature” contribute to ecological crises and our opportunity to move beyond those limitations.

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Join us in Affirming the Sacred Together

Faith traditions the world over are generating events on June 12 to inspire protection of sacred Earth. Join fellow mindfulness practitioners at noon US Eastern for a live webinar featuring Jayna Geiber from the Order of Interbeing.

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Verses for Environmental Practice

In a pure blessing of practice, contemplation and science, the late Zen teacher Robert Aitken offers these daily practices to inform a deeply grounded being. Happy Earth Day.

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Awakening to Our Nature, in Nature

What can an immersion in the wild reveal? David Loy and Johann Robbins offer their perspective on a powerful avenue for investigating the nature of mind.

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A Global Hour of Practice

On Saturday, 19 March 2016 at 8:30 p.m., a rolling hour of renunciation will encircle the world. How will you practice this Earth Hour?

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Secular Activism and the Sacred: a Common Ground

Kritee (Kanko) and Lou Leonard explore what it means to be climate activist in secular civil society while walking the Buddhist wisdom path

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Global Climate Prayer

In accordance with the global climate talks in Paris, join Buddhists around the world in practices to develop awareness of interdependence with all beings and reduce our carbon emissions.

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Sacred Activism – Basic Goodness in Action

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.

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Freedom, Groundlessness, and Meditation in Action

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.

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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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Healing Ecology: Discovering Our Collective Place in the World

“We cannot return to nature because we have never left it. ” In this article, Buddhist scholar and Zen teacher David Loy explores the parallels in our individual and collective predicaments and the parallel paths that might heal.

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Metta Practice for Earth and Her Children

Deep in our tradition is the Metta Prayer, the heart-felt wish for well-being. As interfaith traditions come together this Valentine’s Day at noon to pray for the healing of the Earth, Heather Lyn Mann from the Order of Interbeing shares this offering.

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Facing Climate Change with Heart

Supporting our hearts: Sister Jewel from the Order of Interbeing offers this meditation as a way to hold the vast complexities inherent in awakening to climate change.

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What Would Love Do?

In the face of deforestation and cultural annihilation, the Dayak Benuaq of Borneo are engaged in an ancient ceremony that confronts violence and threat with the power of a peaceful, non-dualistic view. Dharma teacher Jane Brunette invites us into solidarity with indigenous guardians of Earth’s eastern lung.

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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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Emotional Resilience in a Warming World

In many ways, our practice is preparation for intensity. Impending climate change can therefore be seen as an individual, communal and global call to practice. Our friends at Melbourne Insight Meditation are exploring how the path of awakening can help us stay present and true to our nature.

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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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