The words of members and friends

A Dedication to Nature

We are all part of nature.

All living things are connected.

May all peoples learn from indigenous wisdom to respect the earth and give thanks for nature’s gifts.

May we take only what we need from the earth to sustain us and leave enough for future generations.

May we share earth’s lands and resources without exploitation of one another or nature.

May we restore, heal, and rebuild where we have stolen, broken or destroyed.

Sustain all who sustain us and the earth will last forever.

Roger Peters

The three line expression that was created on the zoom gathering on Children’s Day was spare – a landscape of images and letterforms. 

Crescent moon full soft shapes , then it was a “plan ahead” moment and I shifted to the vertical halfway through! 
bare birch – written in black with white showing through – tall – slender – touching. 
red fox – running bright through the world. 

Barbara Bash

Global Warming Crisis Prayer
By Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

May the blessings of the exalted sources of refuge,

The Buddha, his teachings and community: the Three Precious Jewels,

And the spiritual teacher, meditational deities and protectors of the Buddhist teachings: the Three Roots,

Fully pacify the terrors of illness, famine and war,

Along with chaotic disturbances of the four elements —

The imminent and terrifying danger that the whole world will become a great wasteland,

As temperature imbalance causes the solid glaciers of snow mountain massifs to melt and contract,

Afflicting rivers and lakes, so that primeval forests and beautiful trees near their deaths!

May the sublime endowments of good fortune and spiritual and temporal well-being flourish,

And may all beings nurture one another lovingly and kindly,

So that their joy may fully blossom!
May all their aims be fulfilled, in accordance with the sacred teachings!

At the request of the scientist John Stanley, a student of the Lord of Refuge Dudjom Rinpoche, the
Thrangu Tulku made this prayer. Translated by David Karma Choephel.

2024-06-23 07:55:46