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Earth Body: Resonance and Response

An EcoDharma Exploration with Lama Willa Blythe Baker

This EcoDharma Exploration featuring meditation teacher and Natural Dharma Fellowship founder Lama Willa Blythe Baker took place on Sunday, April 17. Find the recording and resources below. We welcome your support for this program.

What is the relationship between Earth’s vibrancy and our own? How might we sense, even subtly, the dramatic changes underway in the living Earth community? And what is possible when we begin to understand our body as inseparable from Earth’s body, as an extension of our source and home?

EcoDharma Explorations are offered monthly for you to explore a particular aspect of EcoDharma as well as develop a sense of community. In this gathering on April 17, 2022, Natural Dharma Fellowship founding teacher Lama Willa Blythe Baker invited us to commune with our bodies, our planet, and one another — and to allow this communion to support our engaged practice.

Lama Willa Blythe Baker is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston, MA and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH. She is Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Ministry at Harvard Divinity School. As a writer and editor, her work has been published in Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Buddhadharma, and the Tibet Journal. Willa’s teaching interests include compassion, non-dual embodiment and contemplative care. Lama Willa is a guiding teacher of One Earth Sangha.

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One Earth Sangha and our featured speakers offer these explorations on a donation basis, with no required registration fee. We invite you to participate in the tradition of offering dana, or generosity. Your support makes these gatherings possible, and any amount offered is greatly appreciated.

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Follow Up Resources

  • Natural Dharma Fellowship and Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
    An organization of Buddhist practitioners in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Springfield, New Hampshire where Lama Willa serves as founding teacher and spiritual co-director.
  • The First Free Women
    Composed around the Buddha’s lifetime, the original Therigatha (“Verses of the Elder Nuns”) contains the poems of the first Buddhist women with resonance and wisdom for current challenges.

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