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.


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 Thich Nhat Hanh 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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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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