Ecosattva Action

Climate change, perhaps the greatest crisis of our civilization, threatens a sustainable environment that can support life on Earth. A short window of opportunity exists to shift this challenge into a radically new way of being and living. To meet this task requires a profound reorientation of our relationship to the earth and its resources, including a move from our fossil fuel economy to renewable energy. Underpinning this shift is a transformation of consciousness from seeing the world as an object to exploit, to knowing and living our profound interconnection with all things.

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As part of Earth Care Week, every Sunday from 5 October – 2 November 2014, 12:30 to 2 p.m. EST, the Dharma Teachers International Collaborative and One Earth Sangha will launch a set of five online conversations in the name of “Ecosattva” training with leading Dharma and mindfulness teachers: Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Ruth King, David Loy, Bonnie Duran, James Baraz, Chas DiCapua, Susie Harrington, Vinny Ferraro, Catherine McGee, Chris Cullen, Anandabodhi, Santacitta, Santussika Bhikkhunis, and others. The series follows the People’s Climate March, September 20-21, 2014, taking place in New York, and a three-month online interactive program beginning ‘Earth Day’ 22 April 2015, scheduled to follow. Offered free to everyone with the invitation to donate, the conversations will be hosted by Dharma teacher Thanissara Weinberg and One Earth Sangha as part of Maestro Conference’s Conversations That Can Change the World.

2 thoughts on “Ecosattva Action

  1. Thanks Brian. Great post on Gaia. Loved the BBC ‘Beautiful Minds’ piece on Lovelock as well -such a brilliant independent spirit, scientist, and storyteller. I added ‘A Rough Ride to the Future’ to my reading list. A must read!

  2. Interesting post. I agree that part of the shift will be in seeing the world as interconnected rather than something separate that is used and depleted.

    My website is about biology, and many current concepts in science are also suggesting what you have here, such as the understanding that ecosystems function by maintaining balance in their biological communities, and in concepts such as symbiosis, colonies of organisms as “superorganisms,” and of the earth as “Gaia” in the Gaia hypothesis. If you’re interested in any of these topics feel free to stop by my blog or ask for links.

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