Clark Strand

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Clark Strand’s “Green” Spirituality

If you haven’t been following Clark Strand’s columns about Green Bodhisattvas on tricycle.com, you should be. It is fascinating and inspiring to watch Strand flesh out this idea that all ancient wisdom traditions share some type of eco-spiritual roots. His belief is that humanity has fallen out of touch with its intimate connections to Nature, […]

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Spirituality without Religion? Vice versa?

The spirituality versus religion debate may be coming to a close—and if it isn’t, maybe Clark Strand comes close to making it so. At the very least he exposes the question for the red herring that it is. We’ve discussed the debate plenty on this blog with plenty of references and responses to other bloggers […]

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The World Without Us

I came across an Elephant Journal tweet that took me to this, by Jay Winston: Hell, pumping every kind of toxin into our ground, air, and water while carelessly wasting every natural resource we can find is perhaps the single most defining characteristic of human society. Nonetheless, in big-picture terms, our total effect on Mother […]

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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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Honoring “Silent Mark”

In his recent Tricycle Online Retreat on Green Meditation, Clark Strand told the story of his friend Mark Rogosin.  A one time patent attorney in New York City, Rogosin suffered a mental breakdown and retreated to a simpler life in Woodstock, NY.  Often referred to as “Silent Mark,” he was a man of very few […]

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Earth Day: The World Without Us

Happy Earth Day to all! May all beings wake up to the beauty and gravity of our planet! Here is part of a conversation between environmental journalist Alan Weisman and Tricycle contributing editor Clark Strand (see his writings on “Green Meditation” in the most recent issue of Tricycle) about global warming, population control, and what […]

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