Our lives, along with all our stories and economies, depend on very thin and precious layers of air, water and soil on Earth.
If we were to pack all the usable freshwater on Earth, it would make a ball which is 50-100 miles in diameter – that is the distance between Manhattan and Connecticut. The topsoil, which along with billions of microbes and critters that inhabit it, makes agriculture possible, is at any given place only 2-8 inches deep and we have eroding it at rates much faster than its formation. Parts of atmosphere which we depend on for our existence – and which are accumulating unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases – are less than 20 miles high.
The story of human life on the planet can not be “saved” and healed without our realization that our biosphere, along with its intricate web of life-supporting processes, is really fragile and that we need to (and can) protect the biosphere to protect ourselves and our future generations. We feel that these realizations are a natural manifestation of our universal boundlessness. As eco-dharma practitioners, here are a few of our recent public offerings (blogs, powerpoints, articles) on soil, water or air pollution, climate and agriculture.
Please visit this page for dharma talks and articles.
|2017||Kritee||Engaged Spirituality: Satyagraha for all life on the planet||Naropa University Boulder (Download PDF)|
|2017||Kritee||Way out of our ecological predicament: Reconnecting with Sacred Oneness and its diverse manifestations||UC Denver Symposium: Spirtuality, Sustainablity, Earth Justice (Download PDF)|
|2016||Kritee & One Earth Sangha||Secular Activism and the Sacred: a Common Ground||Video: One Earth Sangha|
|2016||Kritee||Climate Calamity: Psycho-spiritual implications at Interface Boulder||Download powerpoint|
|2016||Kritee||New studies point to a pathway to find India’s most effective climate-smart farming practices||EDF Talks Global Climate|
|2015||Max Zahn||This Buddhist Life: Q&A with Kritee||Tricycle (Link)|
|2015||Kritee||Understandinng Climate drivers: International Western Dharma Teachers Gathering||Omega Institute, NY (Download powerpoint)|
|2015||Kritee||Earth’s Climate Circle and the Rising 400 ppm Human Tangent: Can our spiritual paths help us to choose heroic and just transitions over global chaos?||Tikkun Daily|
|2014||Kritee||'Feeding 9 billion' requires facing up to climate change||EDF Talks Global Climate|
|2014||Kritee||Embody Fierce Compassion: Buddhists at the People's Climate March||Buddhist Peace Fellowship|
|2014||Imtiaz Rangwala||Climate Change in Colorado: Evidence, Projections & Uncertainties||The Nature Conservancy (Download powerpoint)|
|2014||Kritee & Imtiaz Rangwala||EcoScience 101: EcoDharma conference 2014||Wonderwell Mountain Refuge (Download powerpoint)|
|2014||Lou Leonard & Kritee||A Primer on the Science of and Policy Response to Climate Change||One Earth Sangha|
|2013||Kritee||How can we grow more rice – with less land, water and pollution?||EDF Voices|
|2011||Kritee||America’s Leading Mercury Scientists Call for Strong Air Pollution Standards||Climate 411|