In Buddhist philosophy, “Dharma” refers to “the way things are,” the laws of nature and also refers to the collection of Buddhist teachings. Our “Earth Dharma” collection will offer Buddhist teachings on our fundamental relationship to the earth and each other, the Dharma of climate change and new ways to tell our own, collective story.
“What one is bequeathed through the gift of Standing Rock is a clarified, strong, heart, burning with a light of commitment and hope in the face of incalculable odds.” On Dec 4, we learned that prayerful, peaceful efforts at Standing Rock have achieved a first goal. Now we take a breath, offer gratitude, and prepare the next round of compassionate alliance with Water Protectors and Mother Earth.Go Deeper
“The sacred feminine” is a convenient term, yet “all distinctions are transcended in our own minds and hearts.” Thanissara suggests ways we may draw on the “collaborative energy of the feminine,” in seeking to transform our current environmental crisis.Go Deeper
“A direct knowing of our inter-connection initiates us into the sacred feminine.” Thanissara explores how the sacred feminine is linked to the dharma and how, through body-focused practices, it can provide one channel for our earth-caring efforts to affect climate change.Go Deeper
All views are poetic. All understandings of reality, including “Nature,” are interpretive. In this article, Gaia House teacher, Rob Burbea, explores how Western culture’s views of “Nature” contribute to ecological crises and our opportunity to move beyond those limitations.Go Deeper