“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,…

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…