Click here to join our daily meditations to support establishing a regular sitting practice.

Compassion, Emergence and Climate Change

With Deborah Eden Tull recorded on September 19, 2021.

Found our teachings useful? Help us continue our work and support your teachers with a donation. Here’s how.

This year, humanity has witnessed the alarming acceleration of climate change… the loss of forests and rivers, animal and plant species… and the potential annihilation of our species. Alongside our profound grief for what is changing globally, however, we are also experiencing Emergence. 

Emergence, the organizing principle of Gaia, can help us to stay present as we navigate global change – and fuel our love and pain for our world into compassionate action. Recognizing that we are each part of emergence, we can inquire: What qualities of wonder, reverence, and respect for the mystery re-awaken in our hearts when we recognize emergence? Please join us for a heart-based exploration of eco-dharma.

Listen to the audio version below, or click here to download the mp3.

Discover more from the Dharma Library

  • Lila Kimhi

    Right view – a path to liberation.

    The practice and realizaton of Right View is the first of the eightfold path. Holding to views and opinions is a sure way to suffering, says the Buddha. But can we live with no views at all? To realize Right View we have to look deeply into life, in order to free ourselves from wrong…

    Read More

  • photo of Martin Aylward smiling

    The Unshakeable Heart: Liberation as the Ultimate Resilience

    Is it possible to live and love freely amidst the greed, aggression and dysfunction of the world?⁠⁠Amidst so much suffering, can you nourish joy, lightness and laughter?⁠⁠When it feels as if you’re drowning, might it be that you are floating in an ocean of blessings?⁠⁠In times of political polarisation and dysfunction, broken societal modelling, a…

    Read More

  • Profile Photo Of Christopher Titmuss

    The Power of a New Year’s Resolution

    We start a new year. It is 2020. Perhaps the intensity of environmental dramas in 2019 finally made clear to many people the vulnerabilities to life on Earth. It might be useful to make a New Year’s resolution that lasts longer than a week. Here are four considerations. 1. Dedicate an hour a day or…

    Read More

  • Nirmala Werner Profile Photo

    Daily Meditation Recordings, with Nirmala Werner – Week of Nov 1, 2021

    This week’s theme is “Embodied Metta – The Body as a Pathway to Freedom”.

    The Buddha’s teachings invite us to be with things as they are. This week, we’ll learn embodiment practices to help us cultivate true love, compassion and care for ourselves and for others. We’ll practice staying intimate with our body, mind and heart in daily life, in sexuality, and with (often unwanted) thoughts, feelings and emotions.

    Read More

  • Ronya Banks

    Restorative Stillness Even During Turbulent Times

    “Enter into the stillness inside your busy life. Become familiar with her ways. Grow to love her, feel [her] with all your heart and you will come to hear her silent music and become one with Love’s silent song.” ~Noel Davis You can tap into inner stillness and tranquility regularly during your days, even during…

    Read More

  • Christelle Bonneau

    Nothing is my own, everything is my own.

    It’s a pretty delicate task to find the right posture inside ourself in relation to the events that occur in our everyday life. Some are really desired and welcome; some are unexpected or disappointing. We gain things, we lose things and people, and good health comes and goes. On the one hand, everything we experience…

    Read More

  • Daigan Gaither

    Precepts as Orientation

    The 5 precepts often given to lay practitioners are (with positive instructions in parenthesis): I vow not to kill (Love and support all beings)I vow not to steal (generosity)I vow not to misuse sexuality (contentment)I vow not to lie (compassionate truthfulness)I vow not to intoxicate self or other (staying mindful) We can think of precepts…

    Read More