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Touching the Earth Collective: May Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective: May Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Mind Blindness By John Rockwell A while back, I read an article about “plant blindness.” When shown a picture that shows a pair of elephants in a clearing and asked what they see, virtually everyone says, “Two elephants.” Even when the question is repeated, “What do you see?” ... continue
Posted May 7, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective: April 2021

Touching the Earth Collective: April 2021 – HIGHLIGHT

April 2021 Newsletter Persisting on the Dark Mountain An interview with Nick Hunt and Charlotte Du Cann, by Greg Webster Back in the late 2000s two young writers, Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine, emerging from environmental activism in the UK, were troubled by the direction of travel they saw ... continue
Posted April 6, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective: March 2021

Touching the Earth Collective: March 2021 – HIGHLIGHT

March 2021 Newsletter “What Level of Threat Are We Facing Now?” Christoph Schönherr now works for The Climate Task Force in Europe, helps coordinate the global network Scientists 4 Future, and is on the working group on sustainability and climate change of the United Nations Association of Germany. Richard Reoch asked him about ... continue
Posted March 5, 2021 by archives-staff
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
Humanity at a Crossroads – a Shambhala Conversation

Humanity at a Crossroads – a Shambhala Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

By Richard Reoch “This needs to be an inclusive, global conversation,” said Shambhalian film animator Cyndi Levine. “People are already suffering from environmental degradation. Those who are suffering the most right now are the ones who have not had any voice. We need to understand the ways ... continue
Posted October 28, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth—October Newsletter

Touching the Earth—October Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Laudato Si’ and The Shambhala Principle: Points of Convergence By Richard Reoch “A certain way of understanding human life and activity has gone awry, to the serious detriment of the world around us. Humanity has entered a new era in which our technical prowess has brought us to a ... continue
Posted October 6, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth—September 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth—September 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Eleventh Hour Calling An article by Emily Takahashi We have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour Now we must go back and tell the people this is the HOUR. On December 11, 2018, Marybeth Downing of Boulder, Colorado traveled to the steps of the state capitol in ... continue
Posted September 9, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—August 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—August 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

This year, the Touching the Earth Collective is delighted to initiate a collaboration with Family Camp, by sponsoring several camp activities and sharing the wonderful article below.  Recalibrating East A testimony about Family Camp, one of Shambhala’s jewels. By Donna Stephens, Marcelle Gilkerson and Tracy Suchocki PART ONE: What is Family ... continue
Posted August 20, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—July 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—July 2020 Newsletter

From the Shambhala Times: the original publication of this newsletter begins with a loving tribute to Shastri Russell Rogers. You can find that tribute here. From the Collective:  Here we share with you the first Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective monthly Newsletter,  one of the first sprouts arising ... continue
Posted July 21, 2020 by archives-staff
In Loving Memory of Shastri Russell Rogers

In Loving Memory of Shastri Russell Rogers – HIGHLIGHT

This remembrance was originally published as part of the Touching the Earth Collective‘s July 2020 Newsletter. The rest of that newsletter has been shared with Times readers here. We honor Shastri Russell Rogers, as he was an early supporter of the Collective, generously providing lengthy curriculum, contemplations, ... continue
Posted July 21, 2020 by archives-staff
Celebrating Midsummer’s Day In The Time of Pandemic

Celebrating Midsummer’s Day In The Time of Pandemic

By Faradee Rudy This week’s Shambhala Sunday Gathering is on June 21, which in the Northern Hemisphere is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. Midsummer’s Day is one of Shambhala’s four annual holidays, (along with Shambhala Day, Harvest of Peace, and Children’s Day), ... continue
Posted June 19, 2020 by archives-staff
Sitting For the Climate: From the Touching the Earth Collective (part 1)

Sitting For the Climate: From the Touching the Earth Collective (part 1) – HIGHLIGHT

This invitation comes from the Touching the Earth Collective, a group of Shambhala environmentalists. Part 2 will include photos and stories from this demonstration.  Dear sangha, dear meditators, We would like to invite you and ask for your support during a full day meditation session on Rudolfplatz, that ... continue
Posted September 18, 2019 by archives-staff
Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 – HIGHLIGHT

On an international day of environmental focus and action, contemplating the loss of my mother’s best friend by Irene Woodard My mother called this morning in tears; Joan Konner, her best friend of more than sixty years, had just died. Joan was the first and only female Dean ... continue
Posted April 21, 2018 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


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