Green Bodhisattva

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Step Eight of the Green Bodhisattva Path: Making Amends

Today we have the eighth step of Clark Strand’s Green Bodhisattva series, called Making Amends: “Made a list of all those we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” The Green Bodhisattva series takes us through the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as related to our planet’s current ecological crisis. Clark […]

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Being a Green Bodhisattva, Week 6: Wisdom

Clark Strand, who led a Tricycle Retreat on Green Meditation in March, recently wrote six short pieces on the paramitas (transcendent perfections) from the perspective of a Green Bodhisattva. The first was Generosity. Today’s, the most recent, is Wisdom. He begins today’s teaching with a puzzle: The Prajnaparamita Sutras are the foundation of Mahayana Buddhism. […]

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The Way of the Green Bodhisattva: Patience

Clark Strand discovered—or re-discovered—the practice of Green Meditation during a long bout of sleep trouble he experienced a few years ago. Looking for reasons why he was having such trouble sleeping through the night, he realized something much deeper and more important: Our relationship to the dark, and to nature itself, is completely out of […]

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Being a Green Bodhisattva

Clark Strand posted the second of his Green Meditation posts about the paramitas, or “transcendent perfections.” He began with a piece on Generosity, the first Paramita. This week’s piece is on the second, Moral Discipline. In April Clark led a 4-week Tricycle Retreat on Green Meditation, which was itself a follow-up to his groundbreaking article, […]

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