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Reorienting Ourselves to New Realities: Seeking Solutions to Living with Our Earth

In this time of messy and dramatic change, millions are seeking new solutions to our environmental crises. Sometimes we deal with local issues in isolation or in small groups or communities. But all local issues have global implications because they address...

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Exciting, world-class researchers, thinkers, and artists recently convened in Todi, Italy. The focus was to work along with emerging young world leaders to explore how we move forward as a human race at this critical time. Dr. Susan Eirich shared powerful and important insights from the week and participants discussed how we can all help create environments that foster the type of world leaders we need to navigate our current crises. For those who may want to explore the rich work of conference participants discussed in this conversation, we recommend further reading on the works of Brother David Steindl-Rast, Federico Faggin, Marko Pogacnik, Alexander Laszlo, and Patricia Jennings....

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We are all Midwives for Life There are so many exciting, positive, mind-bending new learnings going on in the world. We are such an innately creative species.  It is a joy for me to keep up with them in the field of human/animals/nature/Earth relations and then share them with you. Part of the pleasure is letting the information flow through me to you. In our last conversation, one participant asked me if I felt like a midwife (I love the perceptions that come out of these conversations). After a moment’s reflection, I said, “Yes,” because what I am doing is trying to help birth new ideas and perspectives in the service of Life. And, really, I realized, each of us is working for a...

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Internationally renowned Buddhist scholar and activist Dr. David Loy discusses his new book, Ecodharma, where he writes, “Engagement in the world is how our individual awakening blossoms, and contemplative practices such as meditation ground our activism, transforming it into a spiritual path.” Susan and David conversed about what the teachings of Buddhism can offer to solving our current ecological crises. His recent lecture “Healing Ecology: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-crisis” talks about the parallel between our personal struggles and our collective ecological dilemma. You do not have to be schooled in Buddhism to enjoy or contribute to this conversation.  Shortly after...

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