Summer 2016

Vol. 34 No. 4 Summer 2016
Earth Medicine

To arouse aspiration for enlightenment is to
pick up a blade of grass and manifest a buddha
image, to take up a rootless tree and create a sutra.

— Dogen


Build a True Sanctuary, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
How do we take care of this great earth and every thing?

A Daring Compassion, Suzanne Taikyo Gilman

A Great Love, Thanissara
Spiritual practice helps us to meet reality—including climate change—not hide from it.

The Thought of Enlightenment, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Bodhichitta—the wish to attain realization for the benefit of all beings.

Only Justice Can Stop a Curse, Alice Walker
Turning poison into medicine through activism and a willingness to change.

Orchard Revival, Linda Shinji Hoffman
Healing the earth where you live, with your hands, mind, and your whole body.

Life on Mars, poems, Tracy K. Smith

An American Land Ethic, N. Scott Momaday
Know the land, your home, and get to know those who kept it sacred for you.

Icebergs and Shadows, Rebecca Solnit
The real economy of nuturance and good is the one that can save us.

The Work of This Moment, Toni Packer
Simple Instructions to notice and live in accord with the moment.

The Most Amazing Challenge, Paul Hawken
You are uniquely qualified, and the world is hiring.

Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
The gift economy is not just a dream—we are giving and receiving gifts all the time.

Arousing the Aspiration for the Unsurpassable, Dogen
Scoop up valley water, or hold up emptiness, to build a stupa and create a buddha image.

Sangha Reflections: On Earth Medicine

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