One Earth Sangha created as dharmic response to climate change

An online resource has emerged to help shape Buddhist thought and activism with regard to the accumulating realities of climate change and other planetary challenges. One Earth Sangha, jointly created by the UK’s Gaia House and Green Sangha in San Francisco, strives

“to support awakening and responding to climate change and other threats to our shared home through education, sustainable living and advocacy. We explore the teachings of the Buddhist path and how they can inform, support and motivate this work [and] we are committed to making connections that bring together a variety of environmental, Buddhist lineage, cultural, racial and faith voices in order to deepen our practice of responding to the call of our home.”

Recent action includes collecting over 2,000 signatures in a petition to urge Vipassana teachers at their international meeting at Spirit Rock to show leadership on climate change in their communities and lecture circuits. One Earth Sangha will also be hosting a variety of actions during Earth Care Week, October 1-7.

One Earth Sangha’s new website is here, and you can also find them on Facebook.