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Oct 31st-Nov 12th
Practices for COP26
Daily practices offered through the Plum Village community to support the COP26 UN Climate Conference. 

"I take refuge in Mother Earth.
Every breath, every step
manifests our love.
Every breath brings happiness.
Every step brings happiness.
I see the whole cosmos in the earth."

— Thích Nhất Hạnh

Dear Friends, 

Welcome to Day 2 of daily of practices for COP26. On Nov 1st, we will be practicing with silent sitting and a guided meditation from Sr. True Dedication to bring us closer to the earth. We are also invited to watch "Where Spirit and Action Meet", an inspiring discussion about the inter-being of spirituality and action in the struggle for racial justice.

We encourage you to visit, where we will house these practices. You may return to these practices even as we go forth from COP26.

In Gratitude, 

Daily Home Practice
20-min Silent Medition with Intervals
Reconnecting with Mother Earth
Where Spirit and Action Meet
Continuing the Legacy of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Martin Luther King, this discussion is about the inter-being of spirituality and action in the struggle for racial justice. 

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s message of peace was instrumental in Dr. King's decision to speak out against the Vietnam War and to nominate Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. When Dr. King was assassinated, Thich Nhat Hanh vowed to redouble his efforts to build the Beloved Community they had discussed together and to continue teaching the importance of "being peace" in the non-violent struggle for peace and justice.
Contemplative Text
What is Sangha?
by Thich Nhat Hanh
I am Free
Invitations for Practices Offered LIVE
Please keep a mindful eye out for additions to the live offerings.
We will be sharing details and links closer to the dates.

Sunday October 31st

Day of Mindfulness for Mother Earth live from PV
w/ * Beginning Anew with Mother Earth Ceremony

7am (Paris Time)
*offered in English and option to join for Western Hemisphere

Stepping into Freedom
12pm ET
Day of Mindfulness with Deer Park Monastery

We are, I am Children of the Earth
1:30pm ET
Offered by Buddhists Across Traditions

Saturday, November 6th
Global Call to Action
Invitation to bring engaged action to your local community

Sunday, November 7th
XR Interfaith Panel 
7:30pm (Paris Time)
Facilitated by sisters in english & french

Wake Up Earth Holders
1-3pm ET
Online Sangha for Wake Up ages.

Love in Action
12pm ET
Day of Mindfulness with Deer Park Monastery

Friday, November 12th
Guided Practice + Dharma Sharing
Time TBA
More About the EHC

Who we are… 

The Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism is a global community of mindfulness practitioners who follow the teachings of Venerable Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh (a.k.a. “Thay,” meaning “teacher”). The Earth Holder Community is a branch of the Plum Village tree that applies Thay’s core teachings on engaged Buddhism, mindful living, social and racial justice, and inter-being with Mother Earth at this time of ecological crisis.

Earth Holders’ aim to “bring mindfulness, compassion, healing, and non-violence to protecting ourselves, each other, all beings, and the Earth.”

"The path of brotherhood and sisterhood [and kinship] is more precious than any ideology or religion.”

Thich Nhat Hanh
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