The Paris Agreement…

The Paris agreement on climate change has produced a few results – some remarkable and some not so great. Scientists and climate action groups such as the Buddhist Climate Action Network (BCAN) and Earth Holding Sangha have been pushing for no more than a 1.5° centigrade increase over the pre-industrial levels. The agreement stated, “Holding […]

Taking Action on Global Warming

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, known as Thay by his followers, has been an activist more than sixty years and he has been talking about taking action on global warming and climate change for as long as I can remember. As early as 1985, I heard him say, “If the West stops drinking alcohol by […]

Compassion For Others

Do humans really occupy a special place in the cosmos? Watch this video and you will find out. You will also learn why it is important for us to develop compassion for others and love our children. The views of the universe are stunning! This video, from the Symphony of Science, was created using snippets […]

Teachings on Mindful Consumption

Tricycle.com titled this daily dharma post, “Concentration and Meditation,” as you can see below. However I think these words of wisdom are teachings on mindful consumption. This is because Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede is telling us concentration and mindfulness can bring us back to our true home and away from the shiny objects and entertainment videos […]

Thoughts on Engaged Buddhism

Here are a few quotes from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh containing his thoughts on engaged Buddhism. It was Thay, as he is affectionately called by his followers, who coined the term, “engaged Buddhism” in 1954. Now, it is more important than ever before for us to take action to do what we can to […]

The Global Power Shift Is Coming

This message came to me from 350.org. I first reported on their work in Three Numbers You Should Know About Global Warming at the end of April. I have been following them ever since. I want to share the full text of the message with you because I found the video so moving. I hope […]

Is Global Warming Real?

Is climate change real? Is global warming something that humans are responsible for? I keep asking myself these questions, especially when friends suggest that climate change is a scientific hoax. Last week, I watched an amazing film by photographer James Balog called, “Chasing Ice“. This is an effort by an artist to show the world that climate […]