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    How to Learn Green Meditation Paid Member

    Green Meditation is the newest big idea to come from Clark Stand's blog Whole Earth God. (The last was iReligion.) We gave you a brief rundown of it here, and Clark has followed up on his original post on his blog. Here's a taste: The current imbalance between theology and ecology (which weights the value of human culture more heavily than the Earth) is at the root of our 21st century ecological crisis. More »
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    Green Meditation, Nature as God Paid Member

    Over at Whole Earth God, author (and former Tricycle editor*) Clark Strand writes about "Green Meditation," which he explains in this way: Green Meditation overturns pretty much everything we know (or think we know) about our existing religious practices and beliefs. Or, rather, it reinterprets them so radically that they aren’t recognizable any longer to most people. For all that, the basic idea is easy to understand: Green Meditation tells us that all theology (interpreted broadly to include any religious teaching) is ecology. Where it isn’t, theology has gone astray. Nature is never wrong. More »
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    Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change Paid Member

    In anticipation of the December 2009 U.N. Climate Treaty Conference in Copenhagen, several prominent Buddhists have drafted a document in support of environmental action from a "pan-Buddhist" perspective. The Time to Act is Now, as the declaration is called, was initiated by over 20 Buddhist teachers from a diversity of traditions who contributed to a recently published collection entitled A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency. (The Summer 2009 issue of Tricycle, which will hit newsstands next week, includes an essay from the book by Joseph Goldstein on taking the first steps as an environmental advocate.) Authored by Zen teacher Dr. David Tetsuun Loy and senior Theravadin teacher Ven. More »
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    The American Koan Paid Member

    According to Elephant Journal's Waylon Lewis, it's "Paper or Plastic?" See his answer to that question here. Also, keep an eye out for a couple of articles by Daniel Goleman (author of Ecological Intelligence) and Ethan Nichtern (leader of the Interdependence Project) that address the same subject in the upcoming Summer '09 issue of Tricycle. More »
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    Happy Earth Day! Paid Member

    Do something green today. More »
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    Gary Snyder at the New York Public Libary on January 31st Paid Member

    GARY SNYDER The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Reads and Talks About Origins and Influences And the Poets of His Generation Saturday, January 31 3:00-5:00 p.m. Introduction by Literary Essayist Eliot Weinberger, Author of "An Elemental Thing" THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY South Court Auditorium Entrance on First Floor (Fifth Ave. Side) Take South Court Elevator to "A" (Auditorium) More »