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…

March Update from the Plant Powered People

By Heather Mann

Nourishing compassion for our bodies, the earth, and all beings. Dear Friends, Please enjoy an update from our newest Plant-Powered Earth Holder Marion Achoulias from Canada.  Marion is also one of our most active members, having translated (or arranged for translation) our materials into French and German. Here is her offering for all of us. …

7.11.18 Touching the Earth Wake Up Retreat at Morning Sun

By Heather Mann

July 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – July 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am Touching the Earth – Our Mother, Our Home, Our Self This retreat is an opportunity to develop the  practice of mindful living, to bring joy, solidity and freedom into the world.  We grow the strength and capacity to create loving relationships, to build a…

How Will You Support Earth Day?

By Heather Mann

  Spring, 2019  |      1 Comment This month, we will be celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 22! With the insight of interbeing, we know that we are a part of Mother Earth, and just like how we take care of our own bodies, we aspire to take care of our precious planet. How will you…

Special Earth Holder Retreat 2018

By Heather Mann

March 13, 2018  |     1 Comment Go As A River: Peacefully Breathing and Joyfully Walking Through Times of Great Change August 22 – 26, 2018   Camp Courage Conference and Retreat Center,  Maple Lake MN​MARK YOUR CALENDARS –   DON’T MISS THIS!Registration Opens April 1, 2018Camp Courage is a beautiful retreat center and is located on a wooded…