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Shambhala and the Buddhist Response to Climate Change

Now is the time for us to tap the power available to us from our diverse disciplines, cultures and societies to cultivate the dignity, confidence and fearlessness necessary to protect our Earth. — The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche

Mother Earth was able to tolerate our sloppy house habits. However, our environmental recklessness has brought the planet to a stage where she can no longer accept our behavior in silence. — His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

Throughout the past week, the Shambhala Times has been featuring articles on making a personal and cultural shift in our relationship to the Earth in a theme titled the Buddhist Response to Climate Change

This theme offers sources of inspiration for signing the Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change. This document will be delivered on December 7th to world leaders at the World Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, and all Shambhalians are invited to sign if they wish.

Click here to read this week’s theme

Click here to read Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s call for protecting the Earth

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS:

Climate Warriors

Climate Warriors

Buddhadharma and the Planetary Crisis is an excerpt from a book by the authors who created the declaration.

In Doing it at Home, Hudson Shotwell describes how little changes in lifestyle, over time, had a large impact.

In Practice, Love, Protect, and Act, Irene Lorch-Wauchope discusses how compassionate activity can motivate the gigantic shift that is required.

In One Centre, One Global Sustainability Effort. Richard Peisinger describes the vision and practicalities of going green at our centres.

In Universal Responsibility and the Climate Emergency, His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes how our ignorance of interdependence has harmed both the environment and human society.

MAY THIS THEME INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE SHAMBHALA TO PRACTICE AND ACT ON BEHALF OF ALL BEINGS WHO SHARE OUR PRECIOUS PLANET.

Warmly Yours,
Jennifer Holder
Content Manger
Shambhala Times community news magazine

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