Compassion & the Climate

On September 21, 2014 the People’s Climate March took place in New York City with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance. Included were Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni’s colleagues, Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Santussika and Thanissara, now post-monastic – was one of the founders of the Siladhara order of nuns. Simultaneously, there were over 200,000 people marching in 160 countries from all over the world. Among those present in New York City were several Buddhist organizations, including the One Earth Sangha and the Buddhist Council of New York. The march was a profound step forward, one that marked the growing despair towards climate destabilization, and the concern that very little is being done about it.

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