Environment

Preserving our environment and mindful consumption are a part of our practice
  • Fostering Peace, Inside and Out Paid Member

    At the beginning of a new year it is customary for us to express our hopes for peace in the year ahead and to wish each other peace. But to actually achieve peace is by no means an easy task. Real peace is not simply the absence of violent conflict but a state of harmony: harmony between people; harmony between humanity and nature; and harmony within ourselves. Without harmony, the seeds of conflict and violence will always be ready to sprout. More »
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    Honorable Harvest Paid Member

    Over the last year I have been immersed in the study of a beautifully written book, Braiding Sweetgrass, which is dedicated to the plaiting together of supple strands of indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants. The author of this book, Robin Wall Kimmerer, is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and a trained botanist and Distinguished Teaching Professor at New York’s SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. More »
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    Sea of Sorrow Paid Member

    On the morning of December 26, 2004, shortly after the sun rose over the Andaman Sea, three killer waves swept over the southwestern shores of Thailand, swallowing—and spitting back out—5,385 people. Thousands more vanished completely in the sea. As this was happening, I was miles up in the air, returning from a pilgrimage in India to northern Thailand, my home for the previous two and a half years. A few hours earlier, I had sat in the Bangkok airport, awaiting a connecting flight, as planeloads of tourists seeking fun, relaxation, and novelty took off for the coastal resorts that now lay in watery ruins. The first images I had of the devastation unrolled on my TV screen later that day in the lakeside town of Phayao, where my husband and I were living during our sabbatical. More »
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    People's Climate March Paid Member

    This article originally appeared on the Tricycle blog. Read it here. More »
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    Yellow River Odyssey Paid Member

    The author at the source of the Yellow River, 1991. More »
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    Cruelty-free Cooking Paid Member

    The great Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Asia like Bodhgaya, Kapilavastu, Deer Park, Vulture Peak, and Tso Pema became sacred sites many centuries ago, but there are places on this planet right this minute whose sacredness is coming to fruition before our eyes and in our own backyards: Trungpa Rinpoche’s Great Stupa of Dharmakaya in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, for example, or Khadro Ling in Brazil, or a small hilltop in southwest France where H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche established homes. More »