Living Lightly and Generously
Environmental and Social Action Resources for Bodhiheart Students
These links are intentionally few, choosen to bring attention to just a couple of countless excellent opportunities to help change the world. Our focus is on identifying practical, immediate actions we can each take to simplify our personal environmental impact and to practice world-embracing generosity.
This is the practice of a bodhisattva.
We find these links particularly inspiring. Now and then we’ll change or add to them. Ven. Dhammadinna and Tenzin Jesse are old friends of both the Karuna Center and Purkal.
* 22 things we can each do to reduce energy consumption
* Reducing toxins at home
Meaningful for Others
* Teaches non-violent communication and peace building in troubled communities throughout the world, such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, and Rwanda. Director, Paula Green, received the “Unsung Hero of Compassion” award from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2009.
* A small education and development program that offers food, care and tutoring to extraordinarily poor Indian village children, enabling them to escape a life of crushing poverty. Ven. Dhammadinna and Tenzin Jesse have filmed, written and produced a 20 minute movie in India on the Purkal Project and the difference a single individual can make in his or her community. Ask them to see it!
* Allows you to make small loans directly to small entrepeneurs of your choice in developing countries