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Ecospirituality



Ecospirituality recognizes the indelible connection between human beings and our natural environment. It is a principle that connects the science of ecology with spirituality, making environmental activism a spiritual practice. Proponents of of ecospirituality come from all walks of life as we all are deeply effected by the world we live in. Their focus, methods, and philosophies may vary drastically, but all are motivated by a strong sense of responsibility toward preserving and protecting the environment.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim

Discussion on "Spirituality & the Environment" at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, USA on May 9, 2013

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Biophilia

Biophilia is Edward O. Wilson's most personal book, an evocation of his own response to nature and an eloquent statement of the conservation ethic. Wilson argues that our natural affinity for life―biophilia―is the very essence of our humanity and binds us to all other living species.

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Soul Man

Satish Kumar has spent much of his life walking the Earth to spiritually connect with nature; now he wants environmentalists and all of us to forget gloomy predictions and follow in his footsteps. John Vidal reports

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FindCenterThe single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.

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Love Letter to the Earth

While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point.

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Science and Spirit Converge in the Now

When we are in the now, we are "reality surfing"—riding the wave of continuous creation. Each moment is a fresh formation of the universe, emerging seamlessly and flawlessly.

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Widening Circles: A Memoir

In this absorbing, and sometimes thrilling memoir, well-known eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and deep ecology activist /teacher Joanna Macy recounts her adventures of mind and spirit in the key social movements of our era.

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FindCenterAnd this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.

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How to Create a New Vision for the Planet

There is so much change occurring politically and economically, and in the environment it is important that we hold a good and positive vision for the planet.

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Four Elements: Reflections on Nature

John O’Donohue won hundreds of thousands of admirers with his now classic work on Celtic spirituality Anam Cara. Unfortunately he died suddenly at age fifty-two just as his book of blessings, To Bless the Space Between Us, was being published.

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