Blogging on the Journey

November 8, 2018

At the Parliament of World Religions, Sequoia Samanvaya was able to offer two booklets to the "world" gathered there: From the Darkness: the prison industrial complex, climate change, family histories and divine encounters, by Sara Jolena Wolcott and Dharma Unplugged:...

November 8, 2018

The joyful work of ecotheology, of coming into deeper harmony with ourselves and the earth, is not one we do only as individuals. It is work of healing ancestral trauma in order to, as my friend Anna Mudd says, "become better ancestors ourselves."   Our work inherently...

October 21, 2018

Journeying out of the alienation caused by Imperial forces begins with the opening of the heart and the willingness to engage in a fellowship between peoples. 

My friend and South Indian collaborator, Ramasubramanian and I are learning, traveling, and storytelling toget...

May 19, 2018

Last night, Christopher Fici and our advisor eco-theologian Dr. Larry Rasmussen came over to The House of Friendship, where I live, for dinner.  Chris came over early and we sat around my kitchen table drinking tea and talking about my recent invitation to him to join...

January 11, 2018

Samanvaya just released their 2017 images/review/record. 

This year, the report has a GREAT (and inspiring) visual layout that you might well enjoy! So check it out!

I'm also including a summary of our work this year here:

Milestone, 2017: Samanvaya Consulting got re-org...

November 13, 2017

"What is it that keeps oil in the ground?" Leila Salazar-Lopez of AmazonWatch asked at a gathering of Women's Earth Climate Action Network (WECAN) at the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention - also known as COP 23 - in Bonn.  Her qu...

November 8, 2017

I have landed in the most wonderful home in Bonn. The COP is in full swing.  But today I do not go to the big gatherings filled with interesting people intent on making a contribution.

Instead, I have the opportunity - which I have been craving for over a week - to have...

November 8, 2017

 Cathedral in Uppsala, Sweden near sunset

The church was stunningly beautiful.

The brick shone in the sun. The stained glass windows brought a sense of reverence and peace. The great big organ played clear and magnificent.

The pews were clean, the floor mopped, the candle...

November 8, 2017

I was invited to Sweden to give a talk and a seminar by the Center for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) at Uppsala University in Sweden based on a creative non-fiction piece I wrote for Dark Mountain's twelfth book, SANCTUM.   I titled the lecture, "Can a be...

July 24, 2017

"Live as if you were already dead." - Zen admonition


"Hard times require furious dancing." - Alice Walker

From Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World, in which she reflects on her battle with cancer and her engagement with women in the Congo. In this section, she places a...

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