Our role in the climate crisis is usually understood as the heedless use of energy polluting the atmosphere, resulting in escalating temperatures which produce aberrations in the environment at large. Perhaps a greater depth of understanding can be discovered in the image of Indra’s Net, a symbolic representation of interdependence with ramifications in many dimensions in buddhist thought, from the personal to the metaphysical. Darryl framed our discussion of this deeper probe into the climate crisis this week drawing on excerpts from talks by Joanna Macy and Thich Nhat Hanh.
Darryl writes: when I consider what I need to travel through these times with the crises we are all aware of, I think of needing community, practice, tools, understanding (wisdom), inspiration and faith. Today I focused on the wisdom, inspiration and faith components.
You can listen to Joanna’s talk here: https://sr.dharmaseed.org/talks/29719/
And here’s Thich Nhat Hanh: