Knoxville Community of Mindfulness

Addressing the Environmental Crisis: Read and reflect

Starting November 7, 2019 we will be discussing "The World We Have," an essay by Thich Nhat Hanh that examines what we as practitioners of mindfulness can do to respond to the Earth's environmental crisis.

Here is the essay's introduction:

Only when we combine our concern for the planet with spiritual practice will we have the tools to make the profound personal transformations necessary to address the coming environmental crisis. Thich Nhat Hanh offers us the guiding principles for a new ecospirituality of mindful living.

Please read the essay here and give thought to the following questions before we gather November 7.

Questions for Reflection

  1. Are there parts of this essay that challenge or encourage me? Did it speak to my concerns or resonate with me? How did it affect me? What did I get out it?
  2. How is my practice aiding me during these times?
  3. What do I need to strengthen my practice?