BodhGaia: Dharmaecology and the Eco-Evolutionary Story

https://engagedbuddhism.net/bodhgaia-dharmaecology/ BodhGaia is the story of awakening to the dharma of evolution, ecology and cosmic spirituality. “Dharma” is not just the teachings of the Buddha and the writings of the early Buddhists in the sutras. “Dharma” means “law”, “all natural phenomena,” “what is”, reality.  Dharmaecology is the dharma of relatedness, of the interconnectedness of all phenomena. Bodhgaia is a telling… Read More BodhGaia: Dharmaecology and the Eco-Evolutionary Story

If communism is dead, can spirituality revive it?

[Editor: the following thesis, “communism as spirituality”, is a total revision of the way communism has been theorized and practiced historically, which has been overtly hostile toward any kind of spirituality or religion. However, perhaps this green revisionist communism is a welcome change. For the theistic language used here, one could easily substitute non-theistic Buddhist philosophy.] by PAUL TRITSCHLER 21… Read More If communism is dead, can spirituality revive it?

Your Standing Rock, Your Pipeline

How to stop a pipeline: notify ‘abutters’ that a fracked gas pipeline is about to go through their backyard. Not as dramatic or exciting as camping out at the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota. Wouldn’t make headlines on Democracy Now. But it’s small acts like this—notifying residents, writing letters to town councillors, holding ‘no pipeline’ signs and handing… Read More Your Standing Rock, Your Pipeline

Open Interfaith Letter on Standing Rock

https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/greenfaith/donation.jsp?campaign=58 Click Here to Sign   To:  LORETTA LYNCH, ATTORNEY GENERAL, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE JACK DALRYMPLE, GOVERNOR OF NORTH DAKOTA KELCY WARREN, CEO AND BOARD CHAIR, ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS   RE:  OPPOSITION TO THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE AND ANTI-DEMONSTRATION ACTIONS AT STANDING ROCK DATE:  1 NOVEMBER 2016 As leaders and lay members of faith communities… Read More Open Interfaith Letter on Standing Rock

Nuestro Futuro: Latinos a Growing Force for Climate Action

October 13, 2016 Adrianna Quintero A new NRDC report finds that climate change disproportionately impacts Latinos in the United States—and they overwhelmingly want leaders to take swift action. Wundervisuals/iStock It’s difficult to think about Los Angeles in the 1970s and not envision smog blanketing the city. I remember it vividly. My father, who worked downtown, would… Read More Nuestro Futuro: Latinos a Growing Force for Climate Action

USDA: Small Farms Key to Better Health

The Many Ways Farmer’s Markets and Small Family Farms Are Essential to Our Future Most effective, bio diverse, more workers, nimble, adaptable — all in contrast to giant factory farms. Female Stall Holder At Farmers Fresh Food Market Photo Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Ending food insecurity may be as easy as supporting your local farmers… Read More USDA: Small Farms Key to Better Health