True Fuel for an Earth Holder & Protector

By Heather Mann

aware of climate change/emergency — we can come together to breathe, look deeply and act with love WRITTEN BY Br Protection Chan Phap Ho, Buddhist Monk and Dharma Teacher ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, resident of Deer Park Monastery, born in Stockholm, Sweden NOTE: this article was first posted on Deer Park Monastery Earth Protectors’…

Chan Phap Ho’s Reflections: the First Earth Holder Weekend

By Heather Mann

Br Protection Chan Phap Ho, Buddhist Monk and Dharma Teacher ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, resident of Deer Park Monastery, born in Stockholm, Sweden NOTE: this article was first posted in 2016 on the EarthHoldingHereAndNow Blog. I want to share with you some wonderful and life giving experiences from our Earth Holding Theme…

Extinction Rebellion and the New Visibility of Religious Protest

By Heather Mann

The Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism is not alone in its efforts to cultivate a spiritual response to the climate challenge. We walk this path with leaders from all the world’s religion. An interfaith voice is rising to declare, “Climate change is first and foremost a spiritual crisis.” Read what’s happening and learn about…

Extinction, Enhancement, and Enlightenment

By Heather Mann

An Earth Holder Talk by Plum Village Dharma Teacher Larry Ward Dear Friends,Deep appreciation to Larry Ward and to everyone who offered their presence at this past Sunday’s (5-12-19) Earth Holder Community Online Sangha. For anyone would like to revisit the dharma talk and for those who were unable to attend, the recording has been posted…

The 35 Easiest Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

By Heather Mann

Here’s how to love your Mother. Check out this article by the Earth Institute at Columbia University to learn the simplest and easiest changes you can make to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses you put into the atmosphere. They require little effort or financial investment.

Your Sangha can Join the Drawdown EcoChallenge!

By Heather Mann

Below is a reprint of a post from EcoChallenge.org and the Omega Institute. When it comes to stopping climate change, have you ever asked, “What can I do?”  We have an answer – the Drawdown EcoChallenge. From Bangalore to Bellevue, people around the world are taking the 21-day challenge to reduce greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. The challenge takes place April 3-24,…

Touching Eternity: Thich Nhat Hanh on Ecological Collapse

By Heather Mann

This is a Dharma Talk from the Spring Retreat in Plum Village, offered by Thay on Sunday, March 18, 2012, in the Dharma Cloud Temple of Upper Hamlet. Thay answers a number of questions posed by The Ecologist magazine about global climate change, and how to maintain our practice in the present moment: Do you…