The teachings of the buddhadharma and ecology have always been intimately connected, like a deep-rooted legume plant drinking in clouds of atmospheric nitrogen and fixing plump pink pouches of protein all along its vital root system. In these challenging times of environmental, economic and human suffering, how do we bear witness to the unfolding of the present moment and respond with grounded creativity and intention? The links below will connect you with some writings and resources that I have found helpful.

NEWS: Tricycle Article Selected for Best Buddhist Writing of 2011 Anthology

Wendy's article, "The Call of the Abyss: The BP Oil Spill and the Undersea Realm of Impenetrable Darkness," which originally appeared in Tricycle magazine in Fall 2010, has been selected to be anthologized in Best Buddhist Writing of 2011.

Click here to read the article.


Useful Links


San Francisco Zen Center

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Center for Ecoliteracy
Read Wendy's article: "Into the Tangle"
Center for Whole Communities
Cultural Conservancy

Dharma Friends
Earth Treasure Vase - Global Healing Project
Everyday Zen

Inquiring Mind

In the Footsteps of the Buddha

Joanna Macy
Natalie Goldberg

Navdanya: a showcase of the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Stone Creek Zen Center
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Upaya Zen Center
Vallecitos Mountain Refuge

Sarvodaya: a movement in Sri Lanka involved in development and reconstruction, active in thousands of villages in all regions of the country.

The Yoga Room

Zen Peacemakers















San Francisco Zen Center
These talks are from Zen Center's online library of dharma talks. A donation of $5-$10 per talk is suggested.

Awakening from the Illusion of Separateness
Pioneer Practice
This is Not a Doomsday Talk, with Annie Somerville
Arbor Day
A New Path Into Ancient Land
Memorial Day, Decoration Day, and Peaceful Warriors
Roots to Sustain
Responding Elementally to Climate Emergency
The Ides of March
Gardening at the Dragon's Gate

Upaya Zen Center
True Nourishment from the Boundless Field
Fresh Ink and Hot Thoughts (with Natalie Goldberg)
Fresh Ink: Walk the Path of the Writer's Life (with Natalie Goldberg)
An Evening with Natalie Goldberg and Wendy Johnson
Structure and the Natural World (with Natalie Goldberg)

NOFA (NE Organic Farming Association)
Garden Gate Drawing
Manjusri, Thanksgiving, GG