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Jan 22
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Time to Stand Up

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Inspired by online course EcoSattva 2016, offered by One Earth Sangha, which is still available and strongly recommended by the author.  Thanissara is one of the principle teachers of the course.  The title and final paragraph are paraphrased from her book Time to Stand Up.

by Camilo Marquez

How do we bring our individual consciousness and journey into community?  How does sangha support the effort to create enlightened society?  How do right thought and right action resonate, reverberate, and reflect through social engagement?

To answer these questions, some knowledge, understanding and attitudinal reflection are necessary.  Buddhist cosmology is timeless, seamless, and interrelated in history across boundaries, species, and systems.  It can speak directly to the way these connections have been ignored and denied in order to foster the separateness that facilitated the exploitation of the earth and its different peoples, leaving us divided and degraded. Continue…

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Finding Freedom Inside – HIGHLIGHT

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Reclaiming Prajna – HIGHLIGHT

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Full Moon over Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted November 8, 2015 by elainelogan
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Celebrating the Indigenous Dralas – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted November 6, 2015 by CGH
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The Warriors Who Are Meek – HIGHLIGHT

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Harvest at Dechen Chöling – HIGHLIGHT

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The Compassion of Unconditional Love – HIGHLIGHT

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Conducting Ourselves & Caring for Others – HIGHLIGHT

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Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part II

Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part II – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted October 18, 2015 by CGH
Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part I

Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part I – HIGHLIGHT

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The Sakyong brings ancient wisdom to Krakow – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted October 16, 2015 by CGH
In Charge of Making Peace Possible

In Charge of Making Peace Possible – HIGHLIGHT

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Householders Harvesting Peace

Householders Harvesting Peace

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Posted September 21, 2015 by CGH
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Seattle offers their Center to the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted September 11, 2015 by Dan

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