Resources for Earth Holding Practice

Groups and initiatives:

Global Buddhist Climate Change Collective

One Earth Sangha

The Climate Reality Project

People’s Climate March

The Guardian: Keep it in the ground

Green Peace International


The World We Have, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press

Love Letter to the Earth, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press

The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion: Commentaries on the Diamond Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press

World as Lover, World as Self, Joanna Macy, Parallax Press

Plan B 4.0, Lester Brown, free download


Zen and the art of protecting the planet – the Guardian

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh on the risk to our civilization

Sr Dedication: What We Can Learn From Buddhist Insight for the Climate Crisis


Thich Nhat Hanh, answering questions about Global Climate Change

PBS – Lester Brown, Plan B

Home – We all have a date with the Planet

Other resources:

Earth Peace Treaty: This sheet offers a number of steps we can take to reduce the impact of our ecological footprint on the Earth.


One thought on “Resources for Earth Holding Practice

  1. Dear Brother Protection–and all responsible for this site

    I am writing from northern California where I share your concerns and practices. Possibly I’ll be able to come practice with you at the April theme weekend (though it conflicts with our northern CA OI retreat and I have to make a choice.)

    Meanwhile, I would like to initiate a discussion that comes from abroad. As part of Joanna Macy’s international network, I have learned of an engaged Buddhist group in Japan that is holding a week-long conference in September to share what they have learned on developing “green temples” from experience with the triple disaster of Fukushima. (As you may know the great suffering of this earth/human catastrophe has been transformational for many Buddhist communities in Japan.) I am being asked to recommend someone from the US who is part of a Buddhist practice center here to be invited to their conference. I know several good candidates from other traditions, but I thought there might be someone connected with Deer Park who has awareness of the nuclear dangers and is interested in meeting with like-minded people internationally to share ideas about how Buddhist centers can become more “green.” It would make me feel good to recommend someone in my own tradition AND I am aware (as you certainly are) that DP is only 20 miles as the crow flies from the San Onofre nuclear site (which, though now not operating, will be radioactive and dangerous well into deep time. I have often thought that DP is in a perfect position, geographically, to play a role in the process Joanna calls “nuclear guardianship.”

    Can someone get back to me as to whether anyone from Deer Park might be a good person to recommend? Sorry I don’t do social media but you can reach me via my website at

    With deep gratitude for what you are doing

    Louise Dunlap
    True Silent Teaching

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