Articles on wise urgency

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.
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.
Buddhism and Climate Change
Vipassana Dharma Teacher James Baraz, co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California and one of the guiding teachers here at One Earth Sangha, invites us to engage in climate action as "joyful responsibility."
Caring for Our Common Home, Our True Body
Soto Zen priest Hozan Alan Senauke is calling for the development of a "Social Dharma" that would galvanize a global community response committed to maximizing justice and safety for all beings in the context of ecological crisis.
A View on Global Climate Policy
All around us, all the time, change happens. But some moments feel bigger than others. 2015 is shaping up to be filled with those kinds of moments. One Earth Sangha's Lou Leonard offers an update on the big changes underway, as well as how the Dharma helps him stay balanced through it all.
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.