Liberation + Interdependence = Ubuntu
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Liberation + Interdependence = Ubuntu

In the United States, the 4th of July is a day set aside to celebrate independence from tyranny. While independence (in the sense of liberation and autonomy) is valuable, it leaves us with an incomplete story.  As participants in life on Earth, we are not, and cannot ever be, fully independent. So July 4th is

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

Celebrate Interdependence, Practice Ubuntu
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Celebrate Interdependence, Practice Ubuntu

In the United States, the 4th of July is a day to celebrate independence from colonialism and tyranny. While independence (in the sense of liberation and autonomy) is valuable, it leaves us with an incomplete story.  We are not, and cannot ever be, fully independent. So July 4th is also a good day to meditate …

Digging into Deep Ecology
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Digging into Deep Ecology

One thing that distinguishes Novasutras from many other spiritual or religious movements is that its heart, the core philosophy of its origination, is eco-centric. The Novasutras movement does not put humans at the center of the universe, but instead encourages us to embrace our role as one among countless participants in a vastly complex dance …