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Practices for COP26
Daily practices offered through the Plum Village community to support the COP26 UN Climate Conference. 

"You are no longer this tiny body, you are the entire cosmos. And your tiny body contains the entire cosmos within it. "
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Earth Holders, 

We know you are there, and we are very happy.

Thank you for your continued practice. On November 9th, we are excited to share that there is a live offering from the climate hub in Glasgow with Plum Village brothers, Br. Phap Dung & Br. Phap Linh. We hope you can join as a part of your daily practice with Reverence for Life at COP26. In addition to this offering, we are invited to enjoy the following mindful resources to deepen our connection to the Earth and to each other. 

In Gratitude, 

Live Practice Offerings
Tue., November 9th
Returning to the Heartwood
11am EST/ 4pm GMT
Guided live meditation event from the NYT climate Hub in Glasgow 
with Br. Phap Dung, Br Phap Linh, & featuring live music from Nick Mulvey
Daily Home Practice
We hope that you are able to join the live offering from Brothers in Glasgow. If you are unable to attend, please practice with an offering from our friends at the Plum Village app. This 23-minute guided meditation is a beautiful opportunity to touch the Buddha within each of us.
"Touching the Buddha Within"
Guided Meditation from the Plum Village app. By Sr Dao Nghiêm
"Stillness & Mindfulness in Activism", Conversation with Jo Confio and Sr. Chan Duc
"Touching Eternity: Thich Nhat Hanh on Ecological Collapse"

Can we avoid a global ecological collapse? While the United Nations Cop 26 climate conference is coming to a close this week in Scotland (from November 1 to 12, 2021), we offer you this recording of a teaching by Thây (dating from 2012), including many topics covered and the answers of our teacher which have never been so relevant.

Contemplative Text
EHC Earth & Racial Justice Framework
"As Earth Holders of North America/Turtle Island, we see that the global ecological and climate crises do not affect us all in the same ways. The delusion of separateness and disconnection from one another and from Mother Earth has been a part of our collective experience since colonization. The historical and ongoing exploitation of both land and people – through the genocide of indigenous peoples, the stealing of ancestral lands, and the enslavement and forced labor of Africans in the Western Hemisphere – is one of the greatest untended wounds of our time.

As Earth Holders, we uphold the framework of earth justice as the interweaving of social, racial, and ecological justice..." continue reading here
The Wake Up
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.

Tue., November 9th
Returning to the Heartwood
11am EST/ 4pm GMT
Guided live meditation event from the NYT climate Hub in Glasgow 
with Br. Phap Dung, Br Phap Linh, & featuring live music from Nick Mulvey

Fri., November 12th
Guided Practice + Dharma Sharing
2pm EST
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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