Excerpt from Plum Village’s New Touching the Earth Chant

Mother of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and all beings,
nourishing, holding and healing all,
Bodhisattva Gaia, Great Mother Earth, precious jewel of the cosmos, to whom we bow in gratitude. [Bell]
Radiating light in all directions, source of life on Earth, 
Mahavairocana Tathagata, Great Father Sun,
Buddha of infinite light and life,
to whom we bow in gratitude. [Bell]

Suggested Meeting Plans

Sample Earth Holder Sangha – Nurturing Aspirations

Dharma Offerings & Articles (from the EHC Ideas Book)

Earth Holder Day of Mindfulness materials


Earth Peace Treaty Commitment Sheet

“Developing a Mindful Approach to Earth Justice Work,” Kosmos Journal, Summer 2019


Poster supporting Standing Rock

TNH Mindful Steps banner


The Earth Holder YouTube Channel 

Thich Nhat Hanh interview with Jo Confino, June 15, 2014

Touching Eternity: Thich Nhat Hanh on Ecological Collapse

Bodhicitta in Action by Sr Anabel (Chan Duc)

Retreat Videos

These four videos share the essence of the Spring 2020 Earth Holder Retreat at Deer Park Monastery: We are the Earth, Walking on Earth.


Earth Holder Practice Book

List of recommended books, films, NGOs, etc.

The Dia Dong Conference–Thich Nhat Hanh’s first environmental message (1970)