Sit 350 in Boston Protests Rising Carbon Levels

[Editor: The Buddhist response to climate change also has to include reducing the impact of Buddhism on the climate. Namely, practitioners can stop flying by air, chasing gurus around the globe, and flying to retreats in distant, exotic locales. Buddhists can give up their relative wealth which they have obtained at the expense of others who live in desperate poverty in those same exotic locales that they retreat to, otherwise known as developing nations. #decolonizebuddhism, #decarbonizebuddhism]
And the people said, “Amen”.

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[Editor: The Buddhist response to climate change also has to include reducing the impact of Buddhism on the climate. Namely, practitioners can stop flying by air, chasing gurus around the globe, and flying to retreats in distant, exotic locales. Buddhists can give up their relative wealth which they have obtained at the expense of others who live in desperate poverty in those  same exotic locales that they retreat to, otherwise known as developing nations. #decolonizebuddhism, #decarbonizebuddhism]

Meditating in Public  December 03, 2014

Northeastern University students sit down to protest rising carbon levels. Joshua Eaton

As members of the Northeastern University Buddhist Group settled into their meditation cushions on Saturday, November 22, and found their breath, a biting wind blew through the green in Boston’s Copley Square. A golden, Thai-style Buddha sat in front of them, its jewelled robe catching the light off of John Hancock Tower. But this wasn’t just a street retreat or a…

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