Earth Meditations



Comes the Night: Gifts and Risks of the Winter Dark

One Earth Sangha’s director takes a moment to reflect on the precious unique gifts offered by our particular orientation within the cosmos.

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Affirming the Sacred Together

Faith traditions the world over gathered on June 12 to inspire protection of sacred Earth. The live webinar we offered on that day featuring Jayna Geiber from the Order of Interbeing is available here.

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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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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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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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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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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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Earth Care Week, 2014

Join Dharma teachers and practitioners the world over in observing the second annual Earth Care Week, October 5–12. Let’s come together to celebrate love for the Earth and engage in wise action on her behalf.

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In Love with the Earth

When we realize the Earth is not merely the “environment,” we are moved to care for the Earth as we would ourselves. In his tender, “Love Letter to the Earth,” Zen master Thích Nhất Hạnh implores us all to love and protect the great mother of all beings.

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Accessing Natural Wisdom: The Work that Reconnects

How can we uncover and sustain our own power to respond to a challenge as ominous as global climate change? In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we offer an introduction to the skillful means of Buddhist scholar and renowned activist, Joanna Macy and the Work that Reconnects.

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Responding with Wisdom: Feedback on 16 Core Principles

What are the Dharma principles that can motivate and inform our response to climate change? A group of more than 30 teachers from various Buddhist traditions offer this list and now they want your feedback.

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Holding Space: Reflecting on the First Earth Care Week

With the first annual Earth Care Week concluding, we invite you reflect with us on your experiences, insights and ideas. Let’s explore what it means to express a Buddhist response to climate change.

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