Child Hardship Updates
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Child Hardship Updates

Novasutras Uplifters in the Child Hardship Fact Force are assembling information to help organizations in the United States come together and prevent the impending tragedies of eviction, hunger and homelessness that threaten millions of children. Paul Schaafsma has investigated levels of child food and housing insecurity associated with (but not caused by) the pandemic, as

Equinox Celebration March 19-20th 2021
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Equinox Celebration March 19-20th 2021

We are approaching the start of a new season, because we are nearly at the Equinox. Novasutras will celebrate by holding an online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness. We hope you’ll join our Octal Celebration, and include our online gathering as part of your own celebration of this seasonal transition.

Equinoxes,

A Pattern Language for Urban Nature – The Nature of Cities
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A Pattern Language for Urban Nature – The Nature of Cities

Paul Downton created this beautifully illustrated guide to thinking about cities and the ideas of urban nature. It shares a perspective that honors what we in Novasutras call agaya and ubuntu.

A book it references, A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions: Places, Networks, Processes: A Collection

Falling in Love with Earth’s Three Green Hearts
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Falling in Love with Earth’s Three Green Hearts

Novasutras hosts an event for Equatorial Rainforests: Earth’s Three Green Hearts
on Friday February 12th, 9:00am PST / 17:00 UTC. Register Now!

A minuscule sampling of the profuse beauty of Earth’s Three Green Hearts.

Our beloved Earth has three green hearts — Amazonia, Congo and Sundaland — the world’s three major equatorial rainforest

Meditations on the Moon Phases
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Meditations on the Moon Phases

Guided Meditations for Well-being on Earth, Honoring Times of Change with the Ever-changing Moon

We celebrate the ever-changing moon as a reminder of the dynamic change that is essential to life. Our Lunar Meditations emphasize global unity and loving-kindness to all beings.

Contemplative practices like these Lunar Meditations can help us build appreciation, gratitude, compassion …

Georgia’s Children Suffer from Our Failure to Enact a National Eviction Ban
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Georgia’s Children Suffer from Our Failure to Enact a National Eviction Ban

Children in Georgia face hunger and homelessness while the U.S. Senate continues its predictable paralysis.

The Georgia runoff elections may well determine whether relief comes to the millions of children going hungry and at risk of eviction. By the end of January, over one third of Georgia renters with children could be evicted from …

December 2020 Solstice Celebrations
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December 2020 Solstice Celebrations

The Solstice is a time when the sun appears to pause in its southward journey, before turning again to move northward. Novasutras will celebrate by holding an online guided meditation focusing on global well-being and loving-kindness. In the depths of difficult times, celebration and spiritual connection are more important than ever. We hope you’ll …