celebrating the spiritual truth of interwovenness
Exploring the Many Dimensions of
Reverence for Life / Eco-Spirituality / the Great Turning
Dennis Rivers, Editor
Five Wings of the Heart Mandala Series outline a set of spiritual practices intended to help a person bring together elements of blessing, prayer, meditation, self-help affirmation, and daily vows. We offer these practices as one possible way of developing the inner strength and calm that will allow us to participate in the mending of the world. We invite everyone to join hands in working strongly and lovingly for a more compassionate and life-friendly world.
Teams-of-Two: A Model for Personal Unfolding, Citizen Activism and Social Transformation, explains our vision of organizing our participants into independent supportive pairs.
Companions in the Storm, Companions-in-Blessing explores twelve of the deeper dimensions of spiritual friendship, in the context of our need to work together to protect the web of life from runaway industrialization. Ecology and biology show us how all life is woven together. But many of us work on the great ecology, peace and justice issues of our time as isolated individuals. The EcoBodhi community is a decentralized network that seeks to encourage the deepening of active, friend-to-friend (mutual support) relationships, rather than the development of passive, follower-to-authority-figure relationships.
The Ecology of Ecology Movements is an evolving blueprint for building a sustainable ecological advocacy and action groups, based on my experiences and struggles campaigning against nuclear weapons for thirty years. I hope this blueprint will help people everywhere build enduring organizations and communities that celebrate and protect the web of life. We are using this blueprint to support the unfolding of the Companions in Blessing community.
A Declaration of Interdepedence by Scott Eastham (1987)
Infinity Hidden in a Speck explores the idea of as-yet unrealized resources and abilities hidden in our trillions of cells and their quadrillions of connections.
Five Personal Explorations of the Future of Prayer (1995) — free PDF ebook
— book by Dennis Rivers — was one of the seeds of the Companions in Blessing idea
- Prayers Within the Heart of God — First Explorations
- Steps Toward a Theology of Continuing Incarnation
- Thoughts on the Life of Blessing
- An Ecology of Devotion
- Darshan is to Bless with Eyes and Heart
- Epilogue: A Prayer of St. Francis of the Allegorian Galaxy
- Complete Book — All sections in one PDF file
Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy on Gratitude as a Revolutionary Act
Many-faith resources for ecology/environment/social justice/peace/sustainability
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JoannaMacy.net one of the outstanding ecological/spiritual thinkers of our time. Her online library of articles and videos will introduction you to her books and her vision of ecological action in our time, “The Work That Reconnects.” Also see, Joanna Macy and The Work That Reconnects — Exploring A Path Toward Compassionate Resilience .
MollyYoungBrown.com Molly Young Brown teaches Psychosynthesis and Ecospirituality. Her books and essays include insights for finding one’s way in a world that is unraveling.
DharmaGaians a library of eco-spiritual writing by Suzanne Duarte
Ecobuddhism.org A Buddhist response to global warming. Large library of resources, including “A Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change.” The Declaration that presents to the world’s media a unique spiritual view of climate change and our urgent responsibility to address the solutions. It emerged from the contributions of over 20 Buddhist teachers of all traditions to the book A Buddhist Respose to the Climate Emergency. The Time to Act is Now was composed as a pan-Buddhist statement by Zen teacher Dr David Tetsuun Loy and senior Theravadin teacher Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi with scientific input from Dr John Stanley.
Ecoversity , in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a non-profit educational center which explores and demonstrates concepts of sustainable living, ecological design, and responsibility for the wise stewardship of the Earth. Established in 1999, Ecoversity focuses on practices and solutions designed to regenerate the Earth and revitalize the human spirit.
GreenFaith.org Interfaith resources about caring for the environment.
CreationCare.org The Evangelical Environmental Network
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Conservation Center Catholic Environmental Resources
The Ecozoic Times Allysyn Kiplinger’s blog/magazine/library celebrating “the new era of mutually enhancing Human-Earth relations.”