Climate Crisis as a Spiritual Path – An Interview with Joanna Macy

This 20 minute interview with Joanna Macy will help answer an essential question: How are we going to live our lives fully, with inner peace and courage (and even joy) as we confront a world that is destroying itself? JOANNA MACY: Climate Crisis as a Spiritual Path from Old Dog Documentaries on Vimeo. Presented by […]

Extinction Rebellion Buddhism, with David Loy, Kaspa Thompson and Katja Behrendt

According to Noam Chomsky, we are now living in the most dangerous time in human history. What does that mean for how we understand Buddhism today? What are the ecological and social implications of Buddhist teachings and practice? In this conversation David Loy discusses these issues with Kaspa Thompson and Katja Behrendt, two Buddhist activists […]

Living and Taking Action in a Time of Ecological Crisis, Sunday Sep 26, 2021

A dialogue and workshop for ecologically engaged practitioners with David Loy and Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara Sunday, September 26th 9 am – 12 pm Mountain Time 11 am – 2 pm Eastern Time Co-sponsored by Peace!makerGemeinschaft Deutschland e.V. The Village Zendo The Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center The Buddhist Action Coalition in cooperation with Zen […]

Invitation to an LGBTQIA Ecodharma Retreat – an Interview with Tara-Lloyd Burton

In this interview with David Loy, Tara-Lloyd Burton describes an upcoming retreat at the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center (July 8 – 11, 2021) for gender-fluid practitioners, “to step out of the body of fear and rest in the true nature of being.” Tara-Lloyd also talks about their own path, including the story of their […]

A Message from RMERC’s Board of Directors

We are living in an extraordinarily challenging time, confronted by a cascade of crises that demand our full attention. The climate emergency is only part of a much larger ecological breakdown that threatens civilization as we know it and perhaps even our survival as a species. And it is becoming ever more apparent that ecological […]

RMERC Updates – November 2020

Ecodharma Leaders at RMERC, 2019

This year has been extraordinarily challenging for everyone, so we are pleased to send you this update on how RMERC is doing today: what’s been accomplished so far, what has happened this year, and our plans for 2021.   It’s hard to believe that the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center began just three and a […]

Ecodharma: an Introduction to a new book by David Loy

Download this complete introduction as a pdf It is no exaggeration to say that today humanity faces its greatest challenge ever: in addition to burgeoning social crises, a self-inflicted ecological catastrophe threatens civilization as we know it and (according to some scientists) perhaps even our survival as a species. I hesitate to describe this as an apocalypse because […]