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Touching the Earth Collective—January 2021 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—January 2021 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Dear Collective’s members and friends, UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address on “The State of the Planet” from early December at Columbia University is an exceptionally frank assessment of the perilous state of our sacred living environment. He is explicit: “Let’s be clear:  Human activities are at the root ... continue
Posted January 5, 2021 by archives-staff
We are now at the fork of this road

We are now at the fork of this road – HIGHLIGHT

By Richard Reoch “We are now at the fork of this road. We now have an ultimatum or an alternative,” warns Albert Marshall, the Elder who speaks for the Mi’kmaw Nation on the environment. “Is it going to be business as usual? Or are we going to ... continue
Posted December 15, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—December 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—December 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Wild Rice Stuffing and Children’s Day By Irene Woodard There are certain things that happen this time of year… A big family gathering with the wild rice stuffing that doesn’t go in the bird. The New Yorker has a turkey cartoon. The Children’s Day King and Queen dolls ... continue
Posted December 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—November 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—November 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating the SMC Fire By Irene Woodard Each month, a few of us determine what will be featured in this Newsletter. The fire at Shambhala Mountain Center clearly was the news, and would be the lead story. This “no brainer” became questionable, however, as we began to look ... continue
Posted November 1, 2020 by archives-staff
Letter from the Druk Sakyong Wangmo regarding SMC Wildfire

Letter from the Druk Sakyong Wangmo regarding SMC Wildfire – HIGHLIGHT

To the Noble Sangha, I am writing today with a heavy heart, feeling so much sorrow, knowing that fire has burned across our beloved Shambhala Mountain Center.  We do not yet know the extent of the damage, but clearly this is a devastating event. We’ve experienced many ... continue
Posted September 27, 2020 by Ashley_Dinges
Climate Warriors: Move to Karme Choling

Climate Warriors: Move to Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Adam Bixby on Unsplash By Mike de Give Karme Choling announced in April a fundamental shift in how it operates. Instead of depending on programs as its main source of funding, KCL is inviting people to live on the land and form a new community of ... continue
Posted September 26, 2020 by archives-staff
Energy To Go On

Energy To Go On – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco by Irene Woodward, Emily Takahashi, and David Takahashi Why we do the work of loving and protecting the earth, of attending to climate change? Certain people, certain situations, certain thoughts–they give us energy to go on. The Global ... continue
Posted September 29, 2018 by CGH
The Time to get it Right

The Time to get it Right – HIGHLIGHT

Initiating the climate change conversation in Nova Scotia: A Retreat at the Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, Nova Scotia on the 60th Anniversary of the Inaugural Pugwash Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, Co-Recipient of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize By Shastri Christine Heming and Karalee Clark The Statement: We know there are no ... continue
Posted October 23, 2017 by CGH
Climate Change Optimism

Climate Change Optimism – HIGHLIGHT

Social Action LA takes a closer look at climate change, and engages in contemplation practice  to help participants carry their intentions from the cushion out into the world by Chris Bomba The morning of Saturday, September 16, over twenty people gathered at the Eagle Rock Shambhala Center for ... continue
Posted October 9, 2017 by CGH
Living Beyond Hope and Fear

Living Beyond Hope and Fear – HIGHLIGHT

Boulder Shambhala Center hosts Climate Change Symposium, September 15-17 by Karen Smith This September the Boulder Shambhala Center will host the second annual Living Beyond Hope and Fear climate change symposium. This year’s event carries the subtitle of “Warrior Principle, Climate Action.” The symposium is part of an ongoing ... continue
Posted August 25, 2017 by CGH
Climate March Aspirations

Climate March Aspirations – HIGHLIGHT

Why I’m joining the People’s Climate Mobilization on April 29, and why I hope you will too by Mark Rasmuson What ecological challenges we face!  Just in the past month, we’ve seen a U.S. EPA administrator sworn into office who denies basic climate science, the “sheer reckless folly” of Trump’s executive ... continue
Posted April 7, 2017 by CGH
People's Climate Mobilization

People’s Climate Mobilization – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians take action, responding to the call for Buddhist participation in the People’s Climate Mobilization  by Mark Rasmuson Members of the DC Shambhala sangha have joined a coalition of Mindfulness/Buddhist groups to help organize the April 29 People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington DC. The coalition, working with several hundred other partners who ... continue
Posted March 19, 2017 by CGH
The Need to Feel

The Need to Feel – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala teacher explores the meaning of “Environmental Melancholia” and its connection to meditation practice, through the work of artist Regan Rosburg by Shastri Christine Heming I recently participated in Proclaiming Basic Goodness:  Shambhala Meditation with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. Once again I was ... continue
Posted March 15, 2017 by CGH
The Earth is Heating Up

The Earth is Heating Up – HIGHLIGHT

With global warming happening, and happening so fast, what’s a Shambhalian to Do? by Emily Takahashi I had a running start on most people on the news that Earth’s temperature was increasing, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  In the 1970’s, when I was still a teenager, ... continue
Posted July 27, 2016 by CGH
The Pope, the Climate, and Enlightened Society

The Pope, the Climate, and Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Followers of many traditions come together to contemplate climate change through study of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si by Russell Rogers Here in Nelson British Columbia, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre is taking part in an extraordinary event. For the first time, 50 to 60 people from various churches ... continue
Posted December 26, 2015 by CGH


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