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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. 
Photo from EH Regional Community Builder, Alex Nunn.
To see more of Alex's photos from on-the-ground at COP26, click here.

"Our practice should be supported by the people around us, and we can learn how to support them in return. We support them by looking deeply so we can recognize the seeds of peace, joy and loving kindness in them. We touch these seeds, we water these seeds every day in order to make other persons bloom like flowers. And when these persons bloom like flowers, we all become happier. We have to help each other in our practice. The practice of meditation is not an individual matter. We have to do it together."
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Sangha,

Thank you for your daily practice and mindful attention to Reverence for Life at COP26. True mindfulness is a path, an ethical way of living, and every step along that path can already bring happiness, freedom and wellbeing, to ourselves and others. Happiness and wellbeing are not an individual matter. We inter-are with all people and all species. The practice below supported by the joyful resources are intended to nourish this interconnection. We hope you will enjoy the flavor of today's menu of practices, knowing that you are welcome to taste a few and leave the others for another day.


In Gratitude, 

Daily Home Practice
"Calm - Ease", Guided Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
Video
Brother Embrace & Brother Spirit - Day 8 Update w/ the Pocket Project at COP26
Watch Br Phap Dung and Br Phap Linh, who were interviewed at a UN COP26 event in Glasgow. 1:09:00
Joyful Text
Excerpts from Wendell Barrys "What are People For?"
Song
Water Is Life - Mni Wičoni
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.


Fri., November 12th
Online Earth Vigil
7:30-8:30pm (Paris Time)
XR Interfaith with PV Brothers

Guided Practice + Dharma Sharing
3pm EST
Join us for a live practice session offered on zoom
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
We will happily receive any questions you may have. Please write to admin@earthholder.org
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