Is it too late to save the planet?

Some meditators have suggested that it's too late to save the planet, so we should focus on our own spiritual salvation. Zen priest Kritee discusses the concept of "planetary hospice."

Extinction Rebellion activist Mark Ovland on bringing climate activism & Buddhism together

Tynette Deveaux talks to Buddhist Extinction Rebellion (XR) activist Mark Ovland about his decision to join the XR movement.

The End of Ice

Avid mountaineer and former war reporter Dahr Jamail chronicles the world’s environmental crisis for his new book, "The End of Ice."

Can Buddhism Meet the Climate Crisis?

David Loy makes clear what Buddhism offers in the face of climate change. From the Spring 2019 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly.

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How Buddhist monks are protecting a vulnerable forest from illegal logging in Cambodia

Since 2002, the monks from Samorang Pagoda in Cambodia have protected a 71-square-mile tract of forest from illegal logging and hunting.

Smokey the Bear Sutra

In 1969, poet Gary Snyder wrote his "Smokey the Bear Sutra," imagining Smokey as the Great Sun Buddha giving a discourse, in the style of a Buddhist sutra. Fifty years later, the message of the sutra continues to resonate.

Watch Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi deliver UN speech on climate change emergency

At the United Nations celebration in recognition of Vesak, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi gave this address about our need to confront climate change.

Meet the Blue Dragon

John Tarrant shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.

Review: “Ecodharma”

We review “Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis” by David R. Loy.

Cat sitting in a flower pot in the sun.

How Personal Grief Connects Us to Shared Compassion

Laura Johnson’s eight-month-old cat died as the California wildfires destroyed nearby homes. She reflects on how her deeply personal loss opened her heart to society's shared humanity.


Loving-kindness for Litterbugs

Armed with a trash picker and a garbage bag, Lina Blanchet finds an unusual opportunity to discover the sacred nature of life, in all of its guises.

Nuclear cooling towers.

Japanese Buddhist priest joins movement to divest from fossil fuels and nuclear power

“I was taught about the idea of how changing your bank account can contribute to bettering the environment. That was an enlightenment for me.”

Vegetable garden.

A diet for a healthy world

Clair Brown and Pearl McLeod explain how changing your diet can change the world.

Willa Blythe Baker’s advice for climate change activists

Willa Blythe Baker talks to Lion's Roar deputy editor Andrea Miller about how to build a movement that can change the world.

Nature is always available to deepen our mindfulness

Awake in the Wild

Whether we're in a pristine rainforest or our own backyard, says Mark Coleman, nature is always available to deepen our mindfulness.

James Thornton.

Meet the Buddhist Lawyer Who Took the UK to Court Over Pollution — and Won

The earth is our client, says lawyer and Zen priest James Thornton. He talks with Hal Atwood about how Buddhism and the environment.

ecodharma retreat center.

Land purchased for “Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center” in Colorado wilderness

Next month, a group of Buddhist teachers will purchase 180 acres of rural Colorado land to start "Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center."

Burger Climate

Concerned About the Climate? OK. But What Are You Eating?

There are ways within our means to protect the environment, says Buddhist practitioner John Bussineau — including a plant-based diet.

Commentary: Responding to Trump’s Separation from the World

Buddhist economist Clair Brown shares inspiration — and facts — for the way forward after the US drops out of the Paris Climate Accord.

Author (and Zen Buddhist) Jane Hirshfield debuts “poem about the presidency” in Washington Post

The Washington Post today published “On the Fifth Day,” a new “poem about the presidency” authored by Jane Hirshfield. “On the Fifth Day,” according to the Washington Post, will be read by Hirshfield from the stage at the March for Science on April 22. Hirshfield, who has been heralded as one of our finest contemporary…