Jill S. Schneiderman

Jill S. Schneiderman

Jill S. Schneiderman is a professor of Earth Science at Vassar College and a 2009 recipient of a Contemplative Practice Fellowship from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

Recent Articles

The Healing Practice of Cultural Humility

Charlene Leung discusses the importance of using Buddhist practice to become aware of our biases and develop cultural humility.

Bringing Wise Mind to “Mine-golia”

A new post from the Lion's Roar “Earth Dharma” blogger Jill S. Schneiderman about mining practices in Mongolia.

Falling in Love with “Other” Earth

A new "Earth Dharma" column by Jill S. Schneiderman, who urges us to love the earth with support from Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings.

Earth Dharma: What would the Dalai Lama say about fracking?

In her Earth Dharma column, Jill S. Schneiderman aligns the interconnectedness of beings with our shared responsibility for the earth.

This View of Earth: A Call to Attention

A new "Earth Dharma" post by Jill S. Schneiderman about the earthquakes that have been unsettling North America's eastern shore.

Earth Dharma: “Awake in the Anthropocene”

Jill S. Schneiderman encourages Buddhist practitioners to wake up and see the violence that humans are slowly perpetuating on the environment.

Earth Dharma: “Oxygen in My Bones”

Jill S. Schneiderman's Earth Dharma column explores the linking between breathing meditation and human physiology.

The Earth trembles Down Under

Lion's Roar "Earth Dharma" blogger Jill S. Schneiderman on the earthquake in New Zealand.

Food for Thought: Exercising the compassion muscle

Jill S. Schneiderman discusses Jonathan Safran Foer's thesis in Eating Animals, where he argues that vegetarianism is a compassionate choice.

Earth Dharma: Mind Maps, Climate Solutions, and the Earth Year

Jill S. Schneiderman discusses Dan Siegel's theory that humans need a mental map to relate themselves to the earth.

Happy bEARTHday: Celebrate with “A Body Scan Through Geologic Time”

Jill S. Schneiderman proposes a meditative "Body Scan Through Geologic Time" practice to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth Dharma: “First, Exhale and Rest”

Jill Schneiderman shares the following reminder for us to cultivate calm clarity so that we may work to create a just planet for all beings.

Earth Dharma: “The Conservation of Oily Matter”

Jill S. Schneiderman on the dangers of thinking that we can make our environmental mistakes just disappear.

Earth Dharma: “Breathing with Dolphins”

Jill S. Schneiderman's Earth Dharma column on showing compassion towards animals who have been devastated by the BP oil spill.

Earth Dharma: “Blame Game in the Gulf”

After President Obama's address to the nation last night, Shambhala Sun "Earth Dharma" blogger Jill S. Schneiderman had mixed feelings.

Awaken, Eaarthlings! (An Earth Day Missive.)

Jill S. Schneiderman reflects on environment and geology history and Buddhist approaches to loving the earth in celebration Earth Day.

Earth Dharma: After Yushu, Hindered by Doubt

With the earth functioning for me as an object on which to meditate, doubt is the hindrance that shakes my ability to use earthdharma.

Earth Dharma: Chile, Haiti, and “Govinda’s Bridge”

A comment by Lama Anagarika Govinda that registered as particularly meaningful in light of the recent earthquake in Chile.

Earth Dharma: Why not me?

Earth Dharma: Why not me?

“Awareness of impermanence is encouraged, so that when it is coupled with our appreciation of the enormous potential of our human existence, it will give us a sense of urgency that I must use every precious moment.“–The 14th Dalai Lama. I awoke this morning from my peaceful perch in Barbados to news of a massive…

“Natural” Disasters, Suffering, and Joy

Jill S. Schneiderman's looks at Rebecca Solnit's "A Paradise in Hell."

Omega Institute’s Earth Dharma

Jill S. Schneiderman reports on the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting at the Omega Institute's new Center for Sustainable Living.