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Jan 22

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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Uplifted Speech in our Communities – HIGHLIGHT

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Enduring Tragedy – HIGHLIGHT

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Final Fantasy – HIGHLIGHT

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Invitation to Co-Creation – HIGHLIGHT

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The Wonder of Bishop Andrus – HIGHLIGHT

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Gathering Opens in California – HIGHLIGHT

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Investigating Original Peace – HIGHLIGHT

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Sakyong Meets the Interrupters – HIGHLIGHT

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Peace Practices

Peace Practices – HIGHLIGHT

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Changing the Way we Participate – HIGHLIGHT

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A Technology of Heart – HIGHLIGHT

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Personal Path, Social Transformation – HIGHLIGHT

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