A climate activist looking for ways of staying resourced?

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.


Joanna Macy on ‘Befriending our despair’ (2006)

Online Course

Satya Robyn’s free e-course for Dear Earth

Online Articles

Grief and Climate Change by Kaspalita Thompson

Audio Meditations

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.