Being an activist can be very full-on and it is important to stay resourced. XR has a focus on being regenerative, and mindfulness and meditation can be a good tool for this.
Various Buddhist teachers and activists have talked about how to approach the climate emergency mindfully and how to ‘do’ activism without burning out. Here we have collected some resources resources which we think are accessible to people from all beliefs or none.
Meditation for Climate Activists. Originally recorded at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London
|Synder, Gary, 1990. The Practice of The Wild. Counterpoint|
|The Dalai Lama. 2008. Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence. Wisdom|
|Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh etc. 2009. A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency. Wisdom|
|Hanh, Thich Nhat. 2013. ‘Love Letter to the Earth’. Parallax Press.|
|Kaza, S. 2008. ‘Mindfully Green‘ Shambhala.|
|Macy, J. 2007. ‘The Work that Reconnects’|
|Plotkin, B. 2007. ‘Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World’. New World Library.|
|Eisenberg, E. 2000 ‘Ecology of Eden‘ Picador.|
|Macy, J. 2010. ‘Pass It on: Five Stories That Can Change the World’. Parallax Press.|