Category: Ecology & Sustainability

From Her Body Sprang Our Greatest Wealth, Part 1

Guest post by Thanissara In our latest Sacred Activism title, Time to Stand Up, author Thanissara calls readers to action in the fight against anthropogenic climate change and other social, economic, and environmental ills. Contrary to what some may believe, Buddhism and activism go hand in hand; here, in her two-part guest post, Thanissara explains …continue

Bringing Climate Change into Dharma Practice

by Thanissara “Bringing Climate Change into Dharma Practice” is from this month’s new release, Time to Stand Up by Thanissara, coauthor of Listening to the Heart. Bringing Climate Change into Dharma Practice I’ve heard people say that climate change is “political” and therefore inappropriate to bring into Dharma gatherings. While many medication groups and retreats focus on the …continue

“Just a Little Spill”

Guest Post by Liz Cunningham   Nearly 100 miles of California coastline, and all of those who inhabit the area, have been affected by last month’s oil spill in Santa Barbara. For those wanting to help, Liz Cunningham, author of the forthcoming book Ocean Country, offers some advice.   “Just a Little Spill”   “Residents to …continue

New Release: A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle

  ABOUT THE BOOK Until recently, it was taboo for Native American healers to talk about their medicine, and to share their healing knowledge. But now, and with A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle, Russell Willier has realized that the traditional medicinal knowledge that’s been passed down from the elders who came before him …continue

Internal Climate Change

Guest Post by Brendan Kelly   Almost all of what we hear about climate change comes from our usual western perspective. There are important discussions about the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration, eat local food, and question continuous economic growth. While these concerns are of real and urgent importance, they focus …continue

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Exclusive Preview: “The Truth of the Islands” from Ocean Country

by Liz Cunningham After a nearly fatal sea-kayaking accident, Liz Cunningham embarked on an odyssey both to regain her health and to learn more about the beloved ocean that nearly killed her. Along her way, she discovered a monumental crisis: the rapidly-degrading state of the seas threatens all life as we know it.  Below is an excerpt is …continue