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Thank you for showing me how to keep my heart open and practice fierce compassionate action in this time of great challenge in our country and on our planet.

— 2020 participant in the EcoSattva Training

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While the world’s attention has been focused elsewhere, on the pandemic, justice, livelihoods, and democratic institutions, to name a few and all for good reason, conditions for life on Earth continue to decline. Despite a dramatic slowdown of the world-wide economy, storms and wildfires continue devastate landscapes, forests continue to be cleared, and ecosystems continue to be poisoned, and in the backdrop seas rise, ice melts, and droughts deepen.

At such times, we at One Earth Sangha believe that the Dharma and Dharma practitioners have an important role to play. While the human tendency is to turn away from a potentially overwhelming situation, falling into denial, rage, despair, or paralyzing fear, we can learn to stay. With the help of the Dharma and one another, we can come to terms with our reality, and respond together from a place of wisdom and compassion.

A monk once asked the Zen master Yun Men, “What is the work of the Buddha’s whole life?”
Yun Men replied, “An appropriate response.”

Some would say we this isn’t the time to invest in spiritual endeavors and they would be right in their concerns. But we submit that it is the integration of the spiritual with the active, the path of engaged practice, that enables our efforts to be durable and genuinely helpful.

As we develop the space of EcoDharma, offer programs like the EcoSattva Training, connect local EcoSanghas, offer opportunities for engagement, and provide an ongoing stream of EcoDharma, we invite you to support our work.

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Every donation matters. We commit to you to stretch every dollar as far as we possibly can. A contribution of $100 USD, for example:

  • Covers most of a scholarship for one EcoSattva Training participant
  • Enables and adds to guaranteed payments to our EcoDharma teachers
  • Keeps the technical infrastructure of our platform, our “virtual ecodharma center,” running for a month
  • Enables us to keep our all our communication channels running for a month
  • Supports the work of coordinating with interfaith partners on engagement opportunities

“Tara Healing” Original art generously offered by ©Jayna Simpson

The founders, director and volunteer staff of One Earth Sangha offer this space as our own expression of dana, or generosity, to the Earth and to the Buddhist wisdom tradition. Generosity is the first of the ten paramis, or qualities of character, to be perfected in spiritual life. The very act of giving benefits the person who gives, for it opens the heart, lessens self-absorption, and serves the well being of others. Simply offering a small favor, a kind thought, a meal, or a flower may be a sincere form of spiritual practice.

We invite you to support our work, either financially, or, equally important, through service. To offering your skills and time, please see our volunteering page. To support us financially, you can make your one-time or monthly donation below. Monthly donations are especially helpful for us to sustain our work over time. Know that whatever you can give is deeply appreciated!

Inspire Fierce Compassion

For a donation of $500 or more, we’re offering a special thank you gift. This banner with the slogan “Embody Fierce Compassion” is approximately 2’x3′, silk screened on linen. As these are made by hand, each is slightly different. Many have been used in demonstrations and displayed in Dharma centers to represent a call and a way for all of us to engage in social issues. If you’re interested, make your donation below and then provide your shipping address on this separate form.

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Donations to One Earth Sangha are processed by our fiscal sponsor, GreenFaith. Through GreenFaith, we are registered in the United States as a tax exempt, non-profit organization (tax ID #22-3452273). Your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Thank you!

Dedication of Merit

May any goodness generated here be extended out into the world

May all places be held sacred.
May all beings be cherished.

May all injustices of oppression and devaluation
     be fully righted, remedied and healed.
May all wounds to forests, rivers, deserts, oceans,
     all wounds to Mother Earth be lovingly restored to bountiful health.

May all beings everywhere delight in whale song, birdsong and blue sky.
May all beings abide in peace and well-being, awaken and be free.

12 Comments on “Support Our Work

  1. Hi,

    I am interested in taking your 2017 Ecosattva course. Can you tell me when you will have info. on the dates of that?


    Katherine Alpaugh

    • Hi Katherine,

      Thank you for your interest! We don’t have exact dates yet for the 2017 course but you can expect it to start around the first week in October and go for 8 – 10 weeks after. Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter and/or like us on facebook so you can receive updates.

      In Sangha

  2. Hi Kristin,
    I am a member of the Insight Community of Southern Maine. We took part in the EcoSattva training last fall (and LOVED the course–thank you so much for the hard work of all participants). We are marching in the Climate Mobilization in Augusta on 4/29, and several of us have signed up for the webinar on April 2. We were wondering if the webinar will be recorded, as you did during the EcoSattva training? A couple of us have conflicts that can’t be avoided. We would like to watch together at our regular meeting time on Tuesday night.
    Thanks so much for your reply!

  3. Thank you so much for your Alan Senauke webinar. It was very inspiring in providing ways for each person to make a difference. I am not physically able at this time to participate in the march, but I will stayed tuned to see what develops.

    • Great to have you join us, Jikyo and thank you for your support of Alan and One Earth Sangha.

  4. Many thanks for a great webinar on Sunday. When will the talk be posted online? As an overseas supporter how can I contribute financially without bank charges to ensure One Earth Sangha gets the full amount given?

  5. Engaged is an Eco-dharma Sangha forging coalitions with other groups from multiple walks life, to provide eco-dharma, access to One Earth Sangha and the Eartholder Community. We are on fire for the People’s Climate March, and directing Buddhist and non -Buddhist alike through our FB and other web sources, and our connections with mindful groups from Baltimore to Harrisburg and east to Lancaster, Pa. We are so grateful for the wonderful Eco-dharma teachings we can provide links to and for our own use. You guys are quite possibly, the greatest. Thanks to David Loy who threw some water on some of my perking seeds at a long retreat last summer. Peace in Every Step. Jim Ebaugh

  6. I am interested in the Ecosattva training beginning in Oct . However for the better part of the course I will be traveling overseas making group participation problematic whether on line or in person . Any way I can take the course without the group aspect ? Thanks

  7. I am happy to support your work and am doing so! However, I think it would be helpful if you could provide information on how donations will be used.

    Perhaps at some point you might even report a bit on the organization’s revenues and expenditures. If you are a 501(c)3 org you probably have to do that, but I am suggesting that even a more general level of disclosure would go a long way to encouraging people that their donations will be well-used.

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