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In Praise of Mother Earth

Poem by Thich Nhat Hanh in honor of Earth Day Homage to you Refreshing Earth Bodhisattva Mother of this world with its many species. We want to turn to you with respect, Beautiful green planet in the midst of the … Continue reading

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Beyond Environment

“Not to cut the tree, not to pollute the water, that is not enough. I think all activists have to adopt a spiritual practice in order to help them suffer less, to nourish the happiness in them, and to handle … Continue reading

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From Thich Nhat Hanh, “The World We Have” This sheet offers a number of steps we can take to reduce the impact of our ecological footprint. Please look over this and, if you feel inspired, commit to a few or … Continue reading

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Earth Gathas

by Thich Nhat Hanh, re-posted from Lion’s Roar Gathas help us to practice mindfulness in our daily lives and to look deeply. Reciting these short verses will bring awareness, peace, and joy to the simple activities we may take for … Continue reading

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Realize You are the Earth

By Thich Nhat Hanh on Tuesday October 27th, 2015 By seeing the Earth inside of us we can touch the Ultimate Dimension The Earth will be safe when we feel safe in ourselves. – Thich Nhat Hanh “You carry Mother … Continue reading

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Three Earth Touchings

I Touching the Earth, I connect with ancestors and descendants of of my spiritual, heart, and blood families. ( Bell) (All touch the earth) (Read slowly, with a pause after each paragraph to allow for reflection) My spiritual ancestors include … Continue reading

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All We Need is Love

“Falling in Love with the Earth” by Thich Nhat Hanh This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body. … Continue reading

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Bowing In Gratitude

The Five Earth Touchings, excerpt  from “Happiness” by Thich Nhat Hanh In gratitude, I bow to all generations of ancestors in my blood family. I see my mother and father, whose blood, flesh, and vitality are circulating in my own … Continue reading

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Touching the Earth

 ~ from “A Pebble for Your Pocket”, page 44 by Thich Nhat Hanh. In Plum Village we do a practice called “Touching the Earth” every day. It helps us in many ways. You too could be helped by doing this … Continue reading

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Grounded in Earth’s Generosity

Excerpt from “I Want To Be Grounded”, Thich Nhat Hanh, Shambhala Sun, July 2012 When we say that earth is a beautiful bodhisattva, this is not our imagination. It is a fact that the earth is giving life and she … Continue reading

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