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Earth Day, Earth Week! Return to Nature on the Inside (The Dharma Toolkit Daily, Episode 18)

On Tue, 21 April, 2020 - 02:08
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This week on The Buddhist Centre Online and the Dharma Toolkit we are marking Earth Day - all week long! Watch out for our specially commissioned mini-series of podcasts released through the week: “Hair On Fire: Using the Threefold Way of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom to Turn Toward Climate Change”.

We’ll be book-ending these special episodes with some lively, thoughtful conversations around the whole area of Buddhist responses - human responses - to climate change, especially when in the midst of the current coronavirus crisis.

Today then, join our guests Sara Khorasani and Akuppa on a mythic and personally practical journey, against a backdrop of glacial time that challenges all our notions of ‘activism’. We are both ghosts and voyagers in the underworld of our own life as our guests explore what it might be like for a largely urban community to make awareness of nature and the land part of how we communicate the Dharma. And what sort of ancestors we may yet prove to be.

We also hear Sarah’s reading from Wendell Berry’s ‘A Vision’. And then Akuppa becomes a great-uncle, live on air!

The only way we can face the suffering in the world is to be involved in ending it.

Check out our Dharma Toolkit space for details of all we have on offer to help you make it through the weirdness and stay inspired.

Come meditate with us any week day!

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Theme music by Ackport! Used with kind permission.

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Here is the podcast as a mp3 file for direct download.