10 Nov 2021

By Kasia Stepien

Loving Mother Earth – part 2

Please see part 1 of the letters here

“When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection; love is born” – Thich Nhat Hanh

The COP26 UN Climate Conference is taking place this year in Glasgow from November 1-12th.  In the run up to #COP26 our community has been involved in the Loving Mother Earth Practice – a 31 day practice commitment to deepen our connection to Mother Earth within us and around us. 

Loving Mother Earth practice commitment was a precious opportunity to practice, reflect and to be together. The aims of our commitment were to:

  • Deepen our connection with Mother Earth
  • Find practices that support us to care for ourselves and our planet
  • Practice together with others who feel the same

“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

A beautiful Loving Mother Earth Sangha has formed and we practiced together contemplating the treasured Love Letters to the Earth. We also had a chance to write our own love letters. In this blog post you can find some inspirations and reflections from participants, including their love letters.

Please click on the picture to see readable version of the letters and poems.

Song by Esther Danmeri