Engaged Sangha

There are so many vibrant earth and green sanghas doing beautiful work in various geographies and Buddhist traditions. One aspect of the mission of One Earth Sangha is to build awareness of and support these local groups. Our “Web of Sangha” collection will highlight the activities of such sanghas.



Green Himalayas and an Eco-Spiritual Future

Buddhistdoor writer Raymond Lam describes a promising initiative that connects inner and outer practices in a region both at the heart of the Buddhadharma and on the front lines of the climate emergency.

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Awakening to Climate Emergency 2019 Wesak Webinar

On the anniversary of the Buddha’s awakening, Thanissara and guests gathered on May 18 to break the trance and declare climate emergency.

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Of Endings and Risings

In this intensely personal piece, Thanissara reflects on the events of 2018 and the unprecedented challenges to humanity they represent. She invites us to perceive their deep roots in the domination mindset and how we can, out of sheer necessity, respond with a fierce clarity of heart.

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Earth Care Week and Living the Change

Once again, as part of Earth Care Week, we invite Sangha’s around the world to turn the light of the Dharma towards the ecological crises we all face and the possibility of an empowered, connected and even joyful response.

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The Personal and the Political: Rise for Climate Action

Grounded in compassion and right understanding, we come together once again to insist on bold, clear, and pervasive structural change. We invite you to take your place in this moment by organizing or joining Rise for Climate Action events in San Francisco and around the world.

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Launching a New Campaign: Living the Change

Communities of meaning are stepping up to live the change we need. Join us and in a multi-faith initiative for living in sustainable relationship with and for the web of life.

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Loving this Earth

EXCITING NEWS! The architect of the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement and Plum Village practitioner, Christiana Figueres, will be on stage at our live-streamed and in-person event at Spirit Rock.
Join us in inspiring mindful engagement in the healing of our world!

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Five Practices for Working with the Immense Challenge of Climate Change

“The Bodhisattva precepts….extend from the idea that bodhicitta, or wise compassion, is the ground of ethical action and speech. We too can ground our activism, social engagement, and resistance in wise compassion.” Lama Willa Miller offers five practices that can help us face the immense challenge of climate change.

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Love Letter to New Activists

Following the People’s Climate Mobilization, we might ask “was that effective?” or “what next?” In her warm and wise letter to new activists, long-time engaged environmentalist, Sarah Vekasi, addresses the importance of a mindful approach to becoming and staying engaged.

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Green Vesak: Ebullience and Emergence

On the annual occasion of Vesak, Amelia Willaims uses poetry to explore our relationship with nature and our own Buddha nature.

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Changing Directions

“On April 29th …I will be marching not only on behalf of people here in the U.S. but on behalf of people all around the world… especially those whose voices will never reach our leaders.” Join Bhikkhu Bodhi and hundreds of ecosattvas at the People’s Climate Mobilization. Here’s why this mobilization is crucial.

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Walking the Boddhisatva Path: Soto Zen Climate Statement

In anticipation of our live, webinar featuring Hozan Senauke on Sunday, April 2, to open our “Month of Deepening Engagement,” we bring you the Western Soto Zen Buddhist Association’s statement on the climate crisis.

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New York Insight’s Budding EcoSangha

Rising out of the experience of taking the EcoSattva Training, together, a local group is finding the inspiration, courage and determination to heal themselves and their world.

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Autonomism and the Women’s March

“What the Women’s March has achieved …. is the fundamental cultural shift from power over to power with …. from from competition to compassion.” Dharma scholar Shaun Bartone reflects on our common cause for the dignity and liberation and all beings.

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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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A Community Conversation

Join a community conversation this Sunday, Dec. 6 to explore future activities and offerings from One Earth Sangha.

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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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Proclaiming Unity: Kootenay Shambhala Joins the Global Climate Chorus

The Kootenay Shambhala sangha joins the Global Climate Chorus on Sunday, June 28, at noon local time as a proclamation of belief in the basic goodness – buddhanature – of our selves and of society.

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Zen Center NYC: Earth Initiative Public Workshop

Come learn about the Earth Initiative at the Zen Center of New York City. This special workshop is tailored for other sister-sanghas who are eager to hear about the Zen Center NYC’s 5-year project to live in harmony with our mother earth.

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Buddhists Go to the White House

For a day, a number of Buddhist leaders came together in Washington, DC for the first “White House—U.S. Buddhist Leadership Conference,” the subject at hand being “Voices in the Square—Action in the World.” In this article, Hozan Alan Senauke reflects on the moment.

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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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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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Eco-Dharma Conference-Retreat

We are coming together. This August, join members of One Earth Sangha for a conference/retreat online or live in New Hampshire, USA featuring David Loy, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Colin Beaven and Rev. angel Kyodo williams.

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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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Earth Holding and Protecting: Engaged Buddhist Theme Weekend

On April 11-13, 2014, Deer Park Monastery gathered the community for an engaged Buddhism weekend retreat to nurture Earth Holding practices and a joyful, sustainable lifestyle.

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Loving the Earth: Awareness, Action and Celebration

Join Spirit Rock in their second annual Earth Day event. We will bring our attention to the urgency of climate change, and the capacity of our community to respond appropriately and compassionately. We hope you will go home inspired to act!

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Sitting Through the Night for Trees

Meditators in Devon, Brighton, Bristol, Cornwall, London and Milton Keynes, all sat together in solidarity for a very special night of practice and dedications, raising money for Tree Aid, an environmental charity working with local communities in Africa.

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Touch the Earth in January/February

Reflections and activities from the Touch the Earth Sangha in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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