• Quote: Joanna Macy;
    “Of all the dangers we face, from climate chaos to nuclear war, none is so great as the deadening of our response.” Joanna Macy
  • Quote: John Seed; “The fundamental insight of deep ecology…”
    “The fundamental insight of deep ecology is that underlying all of the symptoms of environmental problems, there is the illusion of separation between human beings and the natural world” -John Seed
  • Quote: John Seed; “once we realize that the nature within…”
    “once we realize that the nature within and the nature without are continuous, then we too may share and manifest the exquisite beauty and effortless grace associated with the natural world” John Seed
  • A Deep Ecology Bibliography
    This partially annotated list of publications appeared originally on John Seed’s legacy website:, and will be slowly updated as we develop this project. Applications of Ecological Principles Bioregionalism Conservation Biology Deep Ecology Ecofeminism Economics, Politics and Culture Ecopsychology Environmental Issues Environmental Justice Living Systems Theory Nature Writings Spirituality, Religion, and Cosmology Miscellaneous Periodicals Children’s … Read more
  • Book: “Zen and The Art of Saving The Planet” – Thich Nhat Hanh
    A recent posthumous release from the not-for profit publisher Parralax Press: “Zen and The Art of Saving The Planet“. This book is a gem, filled with Thich Nhat Hanh’s beautiful meditations, inspiring stories and experiences from his own life of activism and engagement. It is compiled from talks and teachings given by Thich Nhat Hanh … Read more
  • Meditation: Remembering Cosmogenesis, “Our Life as Gaia”
    The recording below consists of a 45 minute guided meditation and visualisation exploring the story of cosmogenesis also known as “The Universe Story”, “The Great Story” and the “Epic of Evolution”. This version is a little more meditative than some versions, so it contain less in the way of specific dates for events and more … Read more
  • Essay: The Ecological Self by John Seed
    The Trumpeter ISSN: 0832-6193 Volume 22, Number 2 (2006) The Ecological Self John Seed In this article John explores some of the key issues in deep Ecology, his own experience as an activist and facilitator of the work. In the 1970s, when Jerry Brown was Governor of California, the eco-poet Gary Snyder was working in … Read more
  • Embodied practice: Body Scan and Total Relaxation
    The following recording consist of a guided body scan and total relaxation. This practice builds on the embodied awareness and breath meditations introduced in previous sessions, cultivating a sensitivity to subtler sensation in the whole body. These practices are beneficial as a way to increase embodied awareness, the capacity to maintain that awareness over a … Read more
  • Embodied practice: Finding the Full Body Breath
    From our birth until our last moment of life, the breath is with us, a rhythmic connection between the inner and outer. While there is a basic function of the breath to provide oxygen to our cells and carry away carbon dioxide, the importance of “respiration” for our health and vitality goes way beyond simply … Read more
  • Embodied practice: Breathing Through
    The recording below consists of an introduction to the practice of “Breathing Through”, a variation on the popular Buddhist practices of compassion meditation or “Tonglen” offered by Joanna Macy among the practices for “Honouring our Pain for the World”. This practice is a foundational practice in the Boddhisattva path, and a cornerstone of the Work … Read more