Dharma Rain on the Climate Train, Climate March & Flood Wall Street

If you read nothing else today, if you view no other media today, please go to David’s blog post to view his amazing video about the Dharma Train to the Climate March of September 15, 2014 and the March itself. David is a fellow Buddhist blogger who shares my view about people, the planet, suffering and the 8 Noble Truths. He has interviewed Buddhist monks, nuns and laypeople, seniors and the young hope for our future. Go to his blog, and view the video. Do it now! Namaste, Sonnische


Meditation is not meant to help us avoid problems or to run away from difficulties.
It is meant to allow positive healing to take place.
To meditate is to learn how to stop – to stop being carried away by our regrets about the past,
our anger or despair in the present, or our worries about the future.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Thank you grandma for offering your presence
with the masses who took action
so that a future would be possible for us.
People taking action, even when elected leaders would not.
You looked so happy carrying your sign
“there is no planet B”
next to friends’ signs
“tar sands are for losers”
and “Grandmas Against Global Warming.”

Thank you grandpa for riding on the people’s climate train with hundreds of others
attending dozens of workshops about the environmental causes and conditions in 2014.
Those actions, prayers and meditations helped
wake up grassroots…

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