As the effects of the climate crisis manifest increasingly starkly across the world, therapists are seeing a dramatic uptick in despair related to ecological crises. Several are applying mindfulness techniques to ease the burden.
The renowned environmental activist talks with members of Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Plum Village about why we need to abandon Western hyper-individualism and consumer culture and learn to live more simply in community.
For many of us in 2018, to track the state of equity, justice, and ecological health has been to feel a trembling resonance with collective suffering. We share here our reflections on 2018 and our ideas for EcoSattva practice in 2019 and beyond.