Seven North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) have been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the last month. Two probably from being hit by ships and one from entanglement in fishing gear. The cause of death in the other four is not known at this time. Continue reading “At Least 3 of 7 Dead Right Whales Due to Humans”
Contemplative ecology is founded upon an encounter with a realm that is difficult to talk about, the core realm of the contemplative life: the realm of emptiness or silence or stillness or nothingness. Continue reading “Emptiness Is the Immeasurable”
The following is a modified version of the final part of the post The Whole World Is Sacred. I am reposting that part because it is a good summary of what I am trying to communicate.
The human presence on Earth has become so dysfunctional; our ways of living and working, of growing and catching food, of making things, of gathering the resources to make things, and our ways of disposing of those things are so fundamentally out of harmony with natural, life-giving processes, and so destructive to the basis of life, that we must be utterly changed, inwardly and outwardly, in our sense of identity and in the structures of our societies. New technologies and a few policy changes are insufficient and often merely perpetuate the problem in a new form. Continue reading “We Need an Ecological Spiritual Revolution”
This is tragic news for this extremely vulnerable and magnificent species. Right whales have abandoned the Bay of Fundy due to lack of food there and are apparently moving north. What is going on in the Gulf of St. Lawrence?
‘Unprecedented event’: 6 North Atlantic right whales found dead in June
‘The loss of even one animal is huge with animals with a population this small,’ says marine biologist.
|Researchers from the Marine Animal Response Society examine one of the dead right whales. (Marine Animal Response Society)|
Last year I tried an experiment, editing a summary of contemplative ecology to fit into the format of a series of tweets. As far as I can tell, only 2 or 3 people read any of those tweets. Oh well. I don’t belong on Twitter and that’s not what Twitter was made for. So I have posted the entire series on my website, with the date on which each group was posted.
Here is the first group:
Contemplative ecology is not a plan, a program, a practice, a path, a story or a set of ideas or concepts or beliefs.
Contemplative ecology is not a prescription for something that has to be done or achieved.
Contemplative ecology is not an attempt to bring about psychological or social change, but it can effect change at the deepest levels.