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One Earth Sangha

Blue Planet Practice

Update from One Earth Sangha

In this issue of Blue Planet Practice, we're offering a few unique opportunities to come together as a global sangha as well as some eco-dharma to inspire and guide your journey. 

First and foremost, we're delighted to invite you to join One Earth Sangha, Joanna Macy, rev angel Kyodo williams, Catherine McGee and a powerful collection of other leaders for our online EcoSattva Training beginning May 10.

Registration is now open! Come together in love and sangha where we'll support one another in answering the call of our time. Learn more and register here then share the opportunity with your friends.
The global release of the film Planetary offers another opportunity to come together, this time on Earth Day. The film provides a powerful view, in every sense of the word, of ourselves and our world. You can also join David Loy on April 30 for his online talk offered through the interfaith organization GreenFaith.

This month's update also includes reflections from Guhyapati, director of the EcoDharma Centre in Spain, on the need to move beyond hope and hopelessness as we act on behalf of life. Two meditations from the Thích Nhất Hạnh tradition are shared as well as a pointer to our recently updated Resources listing on our website. Finally, we'll reflect on the global party that was EarthHour where lights went out around the world, in time-zone succession, giving us a strong sense that we are planetary.
We Are P L A N E T A R Y

We Are
P L A N E T A R Y


“The really wonderful thing that happened to me when I was in space was this feeling of belonging to the entire universe."
- NASA astronaut Mae Jemison

The truth of our interconnection to each other and Earth is beautifully explored in this new film by three Dharma practitioners featuring some of the leading wisdom teachers of our time. Find a theatrical screening in your area or stream the entire film from One Earth Sangha (and we'll get a small donation from the filmmakers).

Make Planetary part of your Earth Day celebration!
Facing Climate Change with Heart

Facing Climate Change with Heart


Sister Jewel from the Order of Interbeing offers us a meditation to help hold the vast complexities inherent in awakening to climate change. With breath as the refrain, this meditation explores loss, sorrow, regret, opening to possibility of collective awakening and definitive steps forward. We invite you to use this as a contemplation for your personal meditation and to practice it together with those you consider your sangha.
Resources on Dharma and Climate

Resources on Dharma and Climate


Our recently updated “Resources on Dharma and Climate” page offera ideas and resources for going deeper. Explore the intersection of Dharma and ecology through a wealth of wisdom and practices offered by teachers and sangha leaders. Categories include Buddhist and interfaith, advocacy and activism, climate Justice, recorded talks and books. Give it a look and then tell us what we’ve missed!
Biggest Party in Human History

Biggest Party in Human History


Is it possible that the largest global party in human history could be about climate change? Can climate action really inspire abundant joy? During Earth Hour, tens of millions of people in over 7000 cities in 170 countries answered an emphatic yes! We shouldn’t be surprised. When we stop running from our fears and face them, magic happens and interconnection reveals itself ... and the fun starts. For one hour, humans caring for the earth and one another was visible from space.

Let go of the place that holds,
Let go of the place that flinches,
Let go of the place that fears.
Just let the ground support me.

Walking in the dark night is a way to practice faith,
A way to build confidence in the unknown.

I learn to practice courage in the vastness of what I can’t see.


Stephanie Kaza
Image credits:
  • Awakening in the Anthropocene: Plum Village
  • Facing Climate Change with Heart: Agatha Lee
  • Beyond Hope & Hopelessness: Dandelion 2 by Dalintau
  • Resources on Dharma & Climate: Wassertropfen in Moos, Amada44
  • >Biggest Party in Human History: Australia Canberra (c) WWF Australia
Awakening in the Anthropocene

Awakening in the Anthropocene


On Thursday, April 30th from 8:00-9:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, the interfaith organization GreenFaith will host a free, online talk by David Loy. David will offer perspectives on the journey we must take in releasing the illusion of separation as "individual" people and as a human society on Earth. David is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. He was part of our "Mindfulness and Climate Action" series last fall.
Register on the GreenFaith website.
Beyond Hope and Hopelessness

Beyond Hope and Hopelessness


We face challenges of an unprecedented scale. To meet them we need a training that roots our engagement more deeply than we’ve known before.

In this article, part of a radio podcast series from the EcoDharma Centre in Spain, Guhyapati reflects on the natural attachments that form around our undertakings. He clarifies how we a Buddhist orientation informs a compassionate, resilient response to these “do or die” situations and in all that we do to act in accordance with life.
Metta Practice for Earth and Her Children

Metta Practice for Earth and Her Children


Deep in our tradition is the Metta Prayer, the heart-felt wish for well-being. This past Valentine's Day, interfaith traditions came together at noon to pray for the healing of the Earth.

In solidarity with the interfaith groups Our Voices and Interfaith Power and Light, One Earth Sangha requested a prayer written specifically for our Buddhist communities on this occasion. In response, Heather Lyn Mann a teacher in the Thích Nhất Hạnh tradition, offered this Metta Prayer for the Earth on behalf our community. Many months after Valentine's, we invite you to find a quiet moment to consciously connect your heart to the Earth. 
Support Our Work

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One Earth Sangha is an all-volunteer organization. We offer this space as our own expression of dana, or generosity, to the Earth and to the Buddhist wisdom tradition that inspires and guides us. We invite you take part in expressing a Buddhist response to climate change by supporting our work and making a donation here.
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Support the global sangha in engaging wise hearts and minds on climate change. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at One Earth Sangha here.
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