Caring Practice

prayer-flags-torn-stripCaring for the earth and all beings, human and non-human, is caring for ourselves. In this stream, we explore the various forms of practice that embody that care:

  • Earth Meditations
    Practices for individuals to undertake on their own or in sangha to cultivate connections to the earth, our larger body.
  • Living Green
    Inspiration, strategies and resources for reducing our carbon emissions and waste as well as other ways of contributing to a healthy planet.
  • Wise Speech & Action
    Opportunities for speaking and acting with others on how we can respond to the reality of climate change with wisdom and compassion.


Stand with Standing Rock

The protectors at Standing Rock are not only challenging the Dakota Access Pipeline project but the fundamental logic of placing private profits over people and planet. Will you stand with Standing Rock?

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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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Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust

Rev. Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith observes, “it is our sacred duty to protect the vulnerable, to provide for the future of our children, to show compassion to the earth. Today, we accept this responsibility.”

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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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Convergence for Climate Justice in New Orleans

Emerging leaders in climate justice have an opportunity to come together with other faith traditions for a unique training opportunity. Who in your community is ready for this challenge?

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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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Earth Holder Retreat: For a Future to Be Possible

Join the Thích Nhất Hạnh community at Deer Park in Southern California for this special retreat to grow in our energy and skillful means as we engage the great perils of our time.

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Update on Climate Mobilization

In the wake of the violence in Paris, the focus of mobilization is shifting to solidarity events and practices around the world. Lou Leonard offers here an update on those events and the ways you and your community can get involved.

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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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From the Roof of the World

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has issued a call for global action on climate “for the health and sustainability of the entire world.”

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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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The EcoSattva Training – A Collaborative Enterprise

The EcoSattva Training has come into being in response to and collaboration with your our Sangha. We are sharing here the structure that has emerged from your reflection and feedback. This is your training so let us know what you think of our plan.

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Time to Stand Up: New Sangha Events Directory

If there was a moment to get involved, this is it. Taking a cue from Vipassana teacher and activist Thanissara’s new book, we are announcing a new capability to join or add events that develop and demonstrate our interdependence with all of life!

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Answering the Call

Come, let’s face this together. Join One Earth Sangha, the amazing Joanna Macy, rev angel Kyodo williams and a powerful collection of other leaders for our online, interactive EcoSattva Training. This is our crisis and our opportunity for transformation.

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Biggest Party in Human History

For one hour, use your power to change the world. Climate change is the great teacher of our interdependence, with each other and Earth. Open to this wonder by turning off your lights for one Earth Hour tonight at 8:30 pm, wherever you are.

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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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Light for Lima

“Make of yourself a light,” the Buddha advised. On Sunday evening December 7th, spiritual traditions of all kinds will join together in a global candlelight vigil to support a strong outcome at the UN climate change negotiations in Lima, Peru. Can you add your light?

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Sitting in Protest of ‘Gross Negligence’

Joining with other spiritual traditions and artists, the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) organized a protest against “Gross Negligence” on the part of British Petroleum. This is how we can “multiply our courage.”

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Inspiration from the People’s Climate March

Sights and sounds from the global People’s Climate March on Sunday, 21 September, 2014

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A Call to Restore the Sacred Balance

Members of One Earth Sangha joined events in New York City and around the world for the People’s Climate March. Buddhist teacher and climate activist, Thanissara, gives her first hand account of this moment of global compassion in action.

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Skillful Disruption

We make our future, minute by minute. Here is what you can do right now: in NYC and around the world, join the People’s Climate March.

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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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This Is the Time

Brother Protection (Thay Phap Ho), a monk in the Thích Nhất Hạnh tradition, urges all of us to reach out to our fellow sangha members and encourage them to join in on The People’s Climate March, Sept 21 for this global moment of consciousness.

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A Path of Wise Action

With the People’s Climate March just three weeks away, Dharma teacher Thanissara suggests that the Buddhist perspective has much to contribute to this activist moment.

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A Paradigm of Integrity

In this provocative essay leading up to the People’s Climate March in September, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi insists that technological changes will not be enough. We are called to recognize, confront and dismantle the structural causes of climate change.

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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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The People’s Climate March

Our community is invited to put Dharma into action. We have an opportunity to act, to make a difference, to lend our moral voice to this vital movement. Join us this September in New York City, online, or at local events near you.

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Emotional Resilience in a Warming World

In many ways, our practice is preparation for intensity. Impending climate change can therefore be seen as an individual, communal and global call to practice. Our friends at Melbourne Insight Meditation are exploring how the path of awakening can help us stay present and true to our nature.

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