There is a strong basis and inspiration to work for environmental justice. We are all connected in so many seen and unseen ways that we have many bonds between us. This includes the animals, birds, and fish. These interconnections mean we depend on each other, in this case for our survival. Out of compassion for each other, including animals, birds, and fish, we are motivated to take better care of mother earth. Mother earth provides for our sustenance, our shelter, our safety, our air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the place we call home. This is true for all of us. Compassion is often misunderstood to be weakness. It is often misunderstood to be limp, without strength and courage. This is wrong. Compassion reversing environmental, human, and animal injustice requires strength, toughness, and courage. We know this from those courageous compassionate ones among us, e.g. His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Saint Mother Theresa; Mahatma Gandhi; and others. “Samurai Spiritual Warrior” is part of my vocabulary.
The world is changing rapidly and will never be the same. We know this from a Buddhist and eastern perspective of impermanence. Now it is hitting us in the face with new stark realities seen […]
October 24, 2018 Human Values Meditation Practice Group We will learn about compassion and meditation from a video of the latest lecture by Dr. Barry Kerzin and we will practice meditation together. *Staff from Human […]
Our default position whenever possible is forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiveness counters arrogance and ego. This moves us towards insight and wisdom. Gratitude opens our heart to compassion. Wisdom and compassion lead to the two bodies […]