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Happy Earth Day 2015 – our practice and prayer

Mother Earth, Madre Tierra, Pachamama, Gaia

~  I love you ~ You are in me and I am in you ~ I understand that all life is because you are. With the Morning Sun as witness I offer prostrations entrusting myself to you and asking you to entrust yourself to me. In this time of great change, may I aspire to be and do my best and shine light on how to support life upon our beautiful planet. Sitting, singing, and walking with others, we recollect ourselves to you. Mindfully sharing deep time rituals with friends on the path, we feel our oneness with all life ~ the 4 leggeds, the winged ones, the trees, the ocean, all life forms… May we know we are in this together and with your guidance Mother Earth, all beings may know peace and happiness. So may it be. Svaha!

Jayna Gieber, True Recollection of the Mindfulness Trainings

This is the answer our Teacher, Thay gave Jayna in 2013 on her question how to live to make a future possible for her grandchildren:


Food for Thought, an offering to Mother Earth – by Order of Interbeing member George Hoguet in a time of change and growth

You’re running late as usual and the food goes down too soon.

Experience your breakfast, not the concept on the spoon.

Grains of wheat and the cow’s sweet gift get shoveled at such cost,

And God’s communion of man and field and animal gets lost.

Wake up to the day, and the Beauty all around.

See your Brothers, Rain and Wind, and listen to their sound.

Join the dance with fox and oak, and the people on the street.

And let your heart reach out to theirs in Life’s triumphant beat.

I drink in the coffee and taste its picker’s hand.

He labors in Columbia or some other foreign land.

Yet in this tender moment, created by my heart,

I rise with him and touch his face, we are brothers just apart.

Wake up to the day, and the Beauty all around.

See your Brothers, Rain and Wind, and listen to their sound.

Join the dance with fox and oak, and the people on the street.

And let your heart reach out to theirs in Life’s triumphant beat.

And now the day is fuller, and I’ve only just begun.

I’ve tasted God is stream and field and felt Him in the sun.

She is in fact both you and I, and the rock beneath our feet,

All one in Mother Gaia, Sweet Lord, my joy’s complete.

Wake up to the day, and the Beauty all around.

See your Sisters, Rain and Wind, and listen to their sound.

Join the dance with fox and oak, and the people on the street,

And let you heart reach out to theirs in Life’s triumphant beat.