[EcoDharma] Earth Day

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  • Doshin
    Member
    • May 2015
    • 2644

    [EcoDharma] Earth Day

    April 22 is the 54th Celebration of Earth Day

    The day is meant for us to take a moment and appreciate the Earth which sustains us all. We are interdependent with it and its wonderful myriad of sentient beings and its beauty.

    Planting a tree, taking a walk in nature, or sitting Zazen outside are simple ways for us to acknowledge our connection to that which is us.

    Thich Nhat Hanh

    With each step, I come home to the Earth.
    With each step, I return to my source.
    With each step, I take refuge in Mother Earth.
    Each step can express your love for the Earth.


    Doshin
    Stlah

    I sit for all and the earth I am part of
  • Jenny A
    Member
    • Mar 2024
    • 44

    #2


    jenny
    stlah

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    • Kokuu
      Treeleaf Priest
      • Nov 2012
      • 6785

      #3
      Thank you, Doshin.

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      • Myosho
        Member
        • May 2020
        • 80

        #4
        Gassho

        Myosho
        SatLah

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        • Tairin
          Member
          • Feb 2016
          • 2742

          #5


          Tairin
          Sat today and lah
          泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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          • Alina
            Member
            • Jul 2023
            • 157

            #6
            Thank you Doshin

            Here's a tree I planted with my family a couple of months ago: 20240418_151553.jpg

            Makes me happy to see it grow, I'll recite the poem while I water it

            Gassho

            Alina
            stlah

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            • Doshin
              Member
              • May 2015
              • 2644

              #7
              Another Poem for Earth Day


              Let them not say: we did not see it.
              We saw.

              Let them not say: we did not hear it.
              We heard.

              Let them not say: they did not taste it.
              We ate, we trembled.

              Let them not say: it was not spoken, not written.
              We spoke,
              we witnessed with voices and hands.

              Let them not say: they did nothing.
              We did not-enough.

              Let them say, as they must say something:

              A kerosene beauty.
              It burned.

              Let them say we warmed ourselves by it,
              read by its light, praised,
              and it burned..


              by Jane Hirshfield

              A Poet and Sudent of Zen
              Last edited by Doshin; 04-19-2024, 05:18 PM.

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              • Doshin
                Member
                • May 2015
                • 2644

                #8
                Originally posted by Alina
                Thank you Doshin

                Here's a tree I planted with my family a couple of months ago: [ATTACH=CONFIG]9391[/ATTACH]

                Makes me happy to see it grow, I'll recite the poem while I water it

                Gassho

                Alina
                stlah


                An oak?

                Doshin
                Stlah

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                • Alina
                  Member
                  • Jul 2023
                  • 157

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Doshin


                  An oak?

                  Doshin
                  Stlah
                  A Tulip poplar


                  Alina
                  stlah

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                  • Doshin
                    Member
                    • May 2015
                    • 2644

                    #10
                    The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” — Robert Swan
                    [B[/B]



                    Doshin
                    Stlah

                    (Repost from the Living Earth Thread)
                    Last edited by Doshin; 04-21-2024, 05:43 PM.

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                    • Doshin
                      Member
                      • May 2015
                      • 2644

                      #11


                      "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."

                      Aldo Leopold


                      A repost from Living Earth Thread on Earth Day 2019

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                      • Jenny A
                        Member
                        • Mar 2024
                        • 44

                        #12
                        "Whatever preserves and enhances this meadow in the natural cycles of its transformation is good; what is opposed to this meadow or negates it is not good. . . That is good in economics that fosters the natural processes of this meadow. That is bad in economics that diminishes the capacity of this meadow to renew itself each spring and to provide a setting in which crickets can sing and birds can feed. . . these evolving biosystems deserve the opportunity to be themselves and to express their own inner qualities. As in economics so in jurisprudence and law and political affairs: That is good which recognizes the rights of this meadow and the creek and the woodlands beyond to exist and flourish in their ever-renewing seasonal expression . . ."

                        ~Thomas Berry, "The Meadow Across the Creek," from The Great Work [LINK]


                        Gassho,
                        jenny
                        stlah

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                        • mnstucky
                          Member
                          • May 2023
                          • 14

                          #13
                          Thank you all for these reminders.
                          Gassho, Matt Sat/Lah
                          Gassho, Matt / SatLah

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                          • Doshin
                            Member
                            • May 2015
                            • 2644

                            #14
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                            Earth Day is now in many places. As the sun sets here there are still a few hours to wait. May I ask for Metta for this place in the Universe that contains so much life of which we are all one. Interdependence is a word of so much meaning

                            Doshin
                            Stlah
                            Last edited by Doshin; 04-22-2024, 01:34 AM.

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                            • Jenny A
                              Member
                              • Mar 2024
                              • 44

                              #15
                              Metta for the Earth and all her interdependent systems & sentient beings.

                              Gassho,
                              jenny
                              stlah

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