Tag Archives: endangered-species

Prayer and Metta for all beings affected by the BP Gulf oil disaster

Like millions of others in the United States, and around the world, I’ve been keeping a close watch on the tragic situation with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. I don’t live in the Gulf area, but I’ve tried to help by various forms of advocacy and by getting good, solid scientific and technical information […]

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The Selfish King and the Compassion of the Tree Spirit

Doing some dharma study this weekend, I came upon this wonderful story in a document I downloaded from internet years ago. I regret that I no longer know the source of this, but the message is a relevant as ever: A long time ago there lived a selfish king. He wanted to build a large […]

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Avatar-A Movie that Inspires Loving-kindness

As followers of this blog know, I also have a science blog, Goodheart’s Extreme Science, and a blog about the wonders of nature in the Berkeley Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area called Berkeley, Naturally! Since the practice of metta includes loving-kindness mediation for all creatures and beings everywhere, I have occasionally mentioned posts […]

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The Moral Math of Climate Change « Goodheart’s Extreme Science

The Moral Math of Climate Change « Goodheart’s Extreme Science “…The future of the world depends on each one of us broadening and deepening our understanding of what is environmentally moral. The future depends on our moral imagination as a species.” This is a follow-up post to “Global Warming and the Loss of Earth’s Coral […]

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Metta-care: saving our coral reefs

Our oceans are in big trouble. Not only are they increasingly polluted with chemicals and dangerous trash, such as plastics, their very nature is being changed by increasing CO2 levels and warming of the water. Few places are more sensitive to this increase in water temperature and decrease in pH (popularly called ocean acidification) than […]

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Metta-care: Animal Rescue Center in Bolivia

All around the world, wildlife populations are under tremendous pressure due to loss of ecosystems and human population increase.  The Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi animal rescue centre in Bolivia is an “ark” for animals needing help and shelter. These wonderful images from Earth Picture Galleries at UK’s Telegraph website remind us of what’s at stake. […]

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Metta-Care: Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

Metta-Care: Attwater’s prairie chicken “Eagle Lake, Texas—As the sun rises over the tallgrass prairie, one of the world’s last wild Attwater’s prairie chickens performs an unusual mating dance. The mottled brown grouse (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri), the size of a football, puffs out his neck and emits a low “woo woo” sound not unlike the sound […]

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Metta-When Elephants and People Kill Each Other

“If you are from a tradition where you are used to praying, think of this metta as a kind of prayer, coming directly from your heart, for the people and the animals. And remember: what we think metta can or cannot do in the world is not really your or my business. Just do the metta; send it with an honest, open heart, and then let it go. Trust the power of love.”

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