from ‘A Buddhist Response to Climate Change’, by Thich Nhat Hanh

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“We have to have another dream: the dream of brotherhood and sisterhood, of loving-kindness and compassion. That dream is possible right here and now. We have the Dharma, we have the  means, and we have enough wisdom to be able to live this dream. Mindfulness is at the heart of awakening, of enlightenment. We practice breathing to be able to be here in the present moment so that we can recognize what is happening in us and around us.”

from ‘A Buddhist Response to Climate Change’, by Thich Nhat Hanh

from ‘A Buddhist Response to Climate Change’, by David R. Loy and John Stanley

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“Above all, Buddhism is based on the recognition of interdependence, the spiritual truth that biologists have also elucidated through the scientific disciplines of ecology, evolution, and molecular genetics. And whether we like it or not, we have entered the century of the environment. In this century, Buddhism has a special destiny. There has never been a more important time in history to bring all the resources of Buddhism together, on behalf of all sentient beings. There has never been a time when transportation and communication systems make this as possible as they do now. Buddhist spiritual power could create examples of change that influence the whole world.”

from ‘A Buddhist Response to Climate Change’, by David R. Loy and John Stanley