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 […]

Is our “Joy Retreat” too indulgent for the world’s crises?

Joy Retreat

Is our “Joy Retreat” too indulgent for the world’s crises? In a world full of chaos, suffering, and turmoil, what place does a “Joy Retreat” have? Shouldn’t we be meditating! This retreat will embrace the world’s suffering AND use the power of joy for individual and collective healing. Some spiritual and buddhist folks who run […]

Inner and Outer Nature: an Ecodharma Retreat

A two week retreat led by David Loy and Johann Robbins On a sunny July morning a group of meditators is sitting beside a creek in the Rocky Mountains. The teacher gives instructions on paying attention to what is seen, heard and felt, and any feelings of gratitude, joy and love that might arise in […]

Is the Eco-Crisis a Spiritual Crisis?

Many people assume that if we just convert to renewable sources of energy, our economy and society can continue to function indefinitely in much the same way that they have been doing. But the climate crisis, urgent though it is, is only the tip of an ecological iceberg that has more profound implications for the […]

Summer 2017 at RMERC: A video

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center

Many thanks to Janine Ibbotson for this beautiful video that captures summer activities at RMERC in 2017! We are now actively renovating to ready for summer 2018. See you then!

What is Ecodharma?

(By David Loy) Ecodharma is a relatively new word, and its meaning is by no means fixed. The term combines the teachings of Buddhism and related spiritual traditions (dharma) with ecology or ecological concerns (eco). A bit more specifically, ecodharma can be understood as a new development in contemporary Buddhism, in response to the ecological crisis […]