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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. 
Dear Friends, 

This is an Invitation to bring mindful engaged action from the heart to your local community. During the Global Day of Action, we have the opportunity to offer the power of sangha and collective energy.

If you can't make it to an action on the 6th, you can still contribute to the collective energy of peace by your mindful steps and undertake mindful healing actions in your home with the practes below. There are also additional COP26 action opportunities on other days! The COP26 Coalition in the UK is holding a People's Summit for Climate Justice from the 7th to the 10th November. They have an exciting program of events, some of which you can join online. View the program and register for events here.


Connect & Register for Global Day
 

In Gratitude, 

Daily Home Practice

We are invited to practice Touching the Earth today. Below are 2 options for how you may like to pracitce, either reading aloud from a text or listening to a recording of Thay with bells. Enjoy your practice.


If you are with sangha friends, one of you may like to take the role of bell master, and invite the bell and read the text for others to practice (link to text). If you are alone, you may like to invite the bell, and read the text out loud or listen to the guided Earth Touchings from our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh (video below).

To begin this practice, we invite you join your palms in front of your chest in the shape of a lotus bud. Then, gently lower yourself to the ground so that all four limbs and your forehead are resting comfortably on the floor. While touching the Earth, turn your palms face up, showing your openness to the Three Jewels — the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. When we touch the Earth, we breathe in all the strength and stability of the Earth, and breathe out our suffering – our feelings of anger, hatred, fear, inadequacy and grief.
 

Touching the Earth
Full text guiding the practice of Five Earth Touchings. 
 
Video
Love in Action- Jo Confio invterviews Sr Peace
Engaged Action & Aspiration - Wake Up Earth, 2019
Contemplative Text
How to Rebel: Glasgow, Global and Local
XR Scotland guide to COP26
Song
If it's not love
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.



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
We will happily receive any questions you may have. Please write to admin@earthholder.org
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