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.

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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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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Shifting to “Years of Living Mindfully”

What does the beginning of a collective response to climate change look like? Might we engage our friends, neighbors, coworkers and fellow practitioners on how we can love and protect global life?

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16 Core Dharma Principles to Address Ecological Crises

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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You Can’t Stop the Spring

In this special Earth Care Week message, Jack Kornfield invites all of us into a change of consciousness, one that recognizes our interdependence with all of life.

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Coming Together for Earth Care Week

Many sanghas are gathering to share teachings, raise funds and awareness during the first annual Earth Care Week. We’re exploring as a community the threat of climate change as ground for our awakening.

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Letter to President Barack Obama

Syncrude Aurora Oil Sands Mine, north of Fort McMurray, Canada.

We have an opportunity to join a growing number of Buddhist leaders and the Buddhist community in urging U.S. President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Announcing Earth Care Week

Wise action in the face of climate change can be an important and satisfying part of our practice. We invite you to join us in Earth Care Week, an annual expression of brave presence with the natural world in this time of great change.

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