Become an Earth Holder Regional Community Builder NOW

By Heather Mann

What?   The Earth Holder Care Taking Council seeks to recruit, orient, network, and support a group of 20-25 experienced Plum Village practitioners from diverse backgrounds to serve as spiritual organizers or “Regional Community Builders.” The “Builders”…

“Earth Holders:” the Origin of Our Name

By Heather Mann

The Bodhisattva Dharanimdhara–an enlightened being from ancient Buddhist texts—is translated by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to be the “Bodhisattva Protector of the Earth” or “Earth Holder.” Nhat Hanh goes on to explain: This Bodhisattva…

The Roots of Engaged Buddhism

By Heather Mann

What is “engaged Buddhism?” Here, Thich Nhat Hanh explains its meaning in his own words. When I was in Vietnam, so many of our villages were being bombed. Along with my monastic brothers and sisters,…