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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. 

"When we look into our own bodily formation, we see Mother Earth inside us, and so the whole universe is inside us, too. Once we have this insight of interbeing, it is possible to have real communication, real communion, with the Earth. This is the highest possible form of prayer."
— Thích Nhất Hạnh

Dear Friends, 

Welcome to daily practices of Reverence for Life at COP26, from Oct 31st to Nov 12th. We are deeply grateful that you you have decided to practice with the Mahasangha as we generate and share our love for Mother Earth.

Every evening, you will receive practice materials for the next day. These practices are here for you to adapt to your personal schedules, you may practice 1 or all of them. These practices will include:

silent or guided meditations, songs, recorded dharma talks, contemplative texts, and invitations to live calls such as days of mindfulness, an XC interfaith panel, dharma sharing, and more...

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, 

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

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

Friday, November 12th
Guided Practice + Dharma Sharing
Time TBA
Make an Altar
You are invited to create an altar at home to honor your ancestors. We will collectively honor our spiritual and blood ancestors as we practice daily. You can place a candle, incense, a plant, an object of nature, or other items of significance on your altar. These items are an expression of your joyful gratitude and respect for Life.
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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