The Earth Holder Community is a Mindful Earth Justice Initiative in the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism. Our online courses and retreats bring mindfulness, compassion, healing, and nonviolence to protecting ourselves, one another, all beings, and Earth.
"Every one of us can do something to protect and care for our planet. We have to live in such a way that a future will be possible for our children and our grandchildren. Our own life has to be our message."
- The World We Have, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, 2008
Hello dear friends, a warm welcome to the Earth Holder Academy!
My name is Chaya Ocampo Go (True Radiant Cloud). I greet you from my hometown Manila, Philippines, next to a butterfly tree in bloom.
As a member of the Earth Holder Community's Care Taking Council, I welcome you to this online platform where we offer retreats and courses on earth justice: the interconnections of social, racial and ecological healing. In these extraordinary times of crises we live in, may you be nourished by the abundant resources offered by our monastic and lay dharma teachers; may you be inspired by learning in community with fellow practitioners from all around the world; and may you find a safe and sacred space here with us to restore and take engaged action.
Thank you for being here, and we wish you a fruitful journey in the sessions that follow.
Hi, I’m Heather Lyn Mann, True Lotus Peace
As a student of Thich Nhat Hanh's and member of the Earth Holder Community, it is an honor to welcome you to the online Academy.
At this time of profound climate disruption, these courses—which are rich with lay and monastic teachings and Earth-based mindfulness practices—explore the intersectionality of racial, social, and environmental justice. They help transform more of our grief, fear, and powerlessness, and cultivate more love toward Earth through direct experience of interconnection. Plus, they welcome you into a community of wise friends who are also on the path of personal and planetary healing.
I encourage you to explore all the Academy has to offer and to register today. I’ll see you in the sessions! With love, H