Buddhist scholar and deep ecologist Joanna Macy expresses her understanding of Buddhist teachings through creative activism. Here, she talks about the Nuclear Guardianship Project, which she initiated in 1988.
Coming Home: Reflections on the Ecological/Spiritual crisis
By Allen Ginsberg, Joseph Goldstein, Gary Snyder, Ram Dass, the Editors of Inquiring Mind, Wes Nisker
A collection of pieces culled (mostly) from dialog with some of the most influential teachers of our time.
This brief overview provides context for the three articles that follow.
A concise summary of the conditions in Burma, particularly at Manerplaw, a student camp along the Thai-Burma border where refugees have established “Jungle University” to keep their minds alert and connected to the outside world.
Following a three-week journey to Burma, Alan Clements gives a firsthand account of the suffering he witnessed.
News from November 1990 about the dissolution of Buddhist organizations and oppression of monks and students.
When Patrick McMahon takes his fifth-grade class on “Neighborhood Nature Walks,” it opens eyes, minds and hearts (first his, then theirs).
Inspired by Shakyamuni Buddha’s instructions, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center holds an annual Arbor Day for planting and tending trees.
This dedication honors animals and plants that died in conjunction with Green Gulch Farm’s organic farming and gardening efforts.
Barbara Gates’s journal began as an exercise in investigation and became a compassionate mindfulness practice. The journal entries excerpted here were written on January 15, 1991, a day when people around the world were anxiously waiting to see whether a new war was to begin.
Zen environmentalist Stephanie Kaza’s annotated bibliography lists books in three sections: Buddhism and Ecology, Related Classics and Understanding Where You Live.
During a severe attack of chronic fatigue syndrome, Susan Griffin feels a powerful resonance with our ecologically damaged planet.
Spirit Rock Center celebrates its official opening with a special ceremony, a fundraiser led by a host of “dharma favorites,” Kalyana Mitra groups and a visit from Thich Nhat Hahn.
With the Study Center’s initial construction coming to completion, focus has shifted to developing the library, curriculum and publication projects.
On a staff retreat at IMS, Andrew Olendzki ruminates on what an apt metaphor the scrubbing of pots is for the purification of the mind.
Meditating on a litany of familiar, overwhelming, ongoing disasters, Wes Nisker says it’s important to keep a cosmic perspective up your sleeve—it’s guaranteed to contribute to both personal and planetary harmony.