Thich Nhat Hanh’s Earliest Environmental Message

By Heather Mann

The Dai Dong Conference offers a powerful teaching for now 1970, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sr Chan Khong, and their friend Alfred Hassler organized a first-of-its-kind international environmental conference. The effort culminated in a message from 2,200 scientists from 23 countries, entitled: “A Message to Our 3.5 Billion Neighbors on Planet Earth from 2,200 Environmental Scientists.”…

An Earth Holder Report & Invitation

By Heather Mann

Dear Friends, Good news! The Earth Holder Community took great leaps forward this past year. We want to share some of the good news with you and hope that you might want to support our continuation.  Inspiring Good News In the spring, the Earth Holder Sangha became the Earth Holder Community, an Earth Justice Initiative in…

Retreat Announcement: We are the Earth Walking on Earth

By Heather Mann

Earth Holder Retreat Feb 26 – Mar 1, 2020 Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, California  Registration Fee starts at $200FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE. For more information visit deerparkmonastery.org Please join us for this 5-day mindfulness retreat. The freshness and beauty of the chaparral in springtime will be the setting for this retreat.  This retreat will offer opportunities…

ARISE Sangha Offers First Webinar

By Heather Mann

Sunday, November 178am Pacific/11am Eastern What Does It Mean to Awaken Through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity? ARISE is excited to be hosting our first 90-minute online webinar. We invite you to join us as we explore how we awaken through race, intersectionality and social equity. A panel of our core members will share personal…

Constructive, Obstructive, and Transformational Practices

By Heather Mann

The Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism asks that we not turn away from planetary suffering. In fact, Earth Holders take as our career non-violent action to ease suffering–in ourselves, each other, all beings, and the Earth. Specifically, we cultivate skillful means through mindfulness practices in three strategic ways. It is important to acknowledge the…

Earth-Loving Practices for Simple, Ethical Living

By Heather Mann

The Plum Village Mindfulness Trainings represent a Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic. To observe, study, and practice the Trainings is to cultivate the insight of interbeing, or Right View. When applied to daily living, the Trainings can remove anger, fear, despair; bring an end to old habits of harm; and nourish ourselves,…

Taking Refuge and Cultivating Healing with Mother Earth

By Heather Mann

Listening to media and certain conversations, we may come to feel overwhelmed by the climate crisis. We may even view the Earth as the source of our pain. Earth Holders cultivate a different view. We see the Earth as the most precious jewel of the cosmos, a living body which gives birth to and sustains…

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” will encourage and coordinate PV sanghas and members to engage in Earth Holding practices and mindfulness-based Earth and Racial Justice…