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]

Practice Resources

Earth Holder Practice Book

Earth Holder Day of Mindfulness materials

The Seven Remembrances of a Changing Planet

The Four Earth Holder Touchings of the Earth

Beginning Anew With Mother Earth

Sample Earth Holder Sangha – Nurturing Aspirations

I Am the Tar Sands – An Earth Holder Meditation

A New Mindfulness Training on Compassionate Eating (English/Spanish)


Earth Peace Treaty Commitment Sheet

Quick Ideas for Individual Earth Holder Actions


Poster supporting Standing Rock

TNH Mindful Steps banner

Co-Founding Earth Holder and
inspiration for our formation,
Br. Thay Phap Ho


Online Sangha Recordings: Check out our Earth Holder YouTube Channel and subscribe there for updates.

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

Dharma talks:

Touching Eternity: Thich Nhat Hanh on Ecological Collapse


Dharma Talks & Articles (from EHC Ideas Book)

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

Additional Resources 

List of recommended books, films, NGOs, etc.

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