Please excuse us in the delay for the Nov 8th daily practice email. We paused to update the upcoming offerings that are emerging to keep the practices fresh.
During these past weeks our attention has deepened towards asking ourselves how best to engage our efforts to protect our beloved planet, and looking deeply together as a Sangha into what part we can and wish to engage in.
Climate justice movements are building and growing all over the world, seeking radical action and real solutions for a more just world through complete systems change. Monday is the day dedicated to Loss and Damage at COP26. Because we have only one planet, its survival is an issue of both social and earth justice. Being an Earth Holder is being committed to bringing about healing and transformation and building a more just and fairer future for all.
The origins of the Bodhisattva Earth Holder comes from the Lotus Sutra. Thich Nhat Hanh has translated the name Bodhisattva Daranimdhara as “Protector of the Earth.”
“This Bodhisattva helps further communication between humans and other species… Earth Holder works to preserve this planet for living beings by taking care of the air, water, and soil… We have to take up the practice of Earth Holder Bodhisattva and make protecting and preserving the Earth a top priority… We cannot say that we are too busy to take up this work… We must work to increase awareness of the situation because only mindfulness, awareness of what is happening, can save us from the path of certain disaster we are currently on.”
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