The Earth Holder Community is
bringing mindfulness, compassion, healing and non-violence to protecting ourselves, each other, all beings and the earth.
We envision the Plum Village Community, as an embodiment of the living Dharma, listening deeply to the cries of the most vulnerable and the cries of the Earth. We are stopping and actively resisting the unwholesome ways of living that are leading to the destruction of life on earth. The fruit of our practice–our insights and our actions–are bells of mindfulness ringing loudly, helping to awaken others, especially local communities, to the reality of inter-being and the beauty and wonder of life.
Excerpt from Earth Holder Vision Statement, 2015
You can find the complete Earth Holder founding documents here.
Earth Holders’ Ethical Foundation
Thich Nhat Hanh offers to the world the Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic. The Five Mindfulness Trainings and the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings are practical ethical codes for daily living in the 21st Century. These trainings guide Earth Holders on our path of mindful practice and action. They are the touchstone informing all we do because we know the tranings have power to heal and transform not only individual and family life but also deep societal wounds and our planetary situation.