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A Spring Prayer

Shozan Jack Haubner presents a prayer for the chaotic awakening of nature that is spring.

Tree of Wisdom

Oak and maple, palm and pine—trees are our closest neighbors and most patient teachers. Henry Shukman on the common roots of people and trees.

First Do No Harm

When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.

Not Here Yet

Remarks by Gary Snyder on Buddhism, Ecology & the Poetics of Homelessness.

5 Buddhist Practices to Help Tackle Climate Change

Willa Blythe Baker offers five meditations to help accept the truth of climate change, laying the ground for a skillful response.

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Buddhists Must Awaken to the Ecological Crisis

Buddhists, says David Loy, have often been slow to open their eyes to the problem of climate change. He examines key teachings to understand why.


Gretel Ehrlich: Struck by Nature

“Cover yourself with the living world. It becomes part of your love life.” Gretel Ehrlich writes about nature with passion and awareness, but twice her love affair with nature turned deadly. Stephen Foehr talks to the author of A Match to the Heart.

Becoming the Mountains and Rivers

When we know something intimately, taught Dogen, it ceases to exist and so do we. John Daido Loori Roshi examines this teaching.

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New Ethic for a Small Planet

If this century is to be one of peace and caring, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we must develop a new ethic of human values that transcends religion.

The World We Have

Only when we combine our concern for the planet with practice will we have to tools to make the necessary changes to address the environmental crisis.