Protecting natural environments
Natural environments offer us the nourishment and challenges that can help us reconnect with a deeper sense of who we are.
From the Druids in deep forests of Celtic Europe, to the meditation masters of the jungles of South-East Asia or Bengal, contemplatives have always sought natural environments as their sanctuaries.
Today, Nature is still available to all of us. It offers us the nourishment and challenges that can help us reconnect with a deeper sense of who we are, and clarify what gives meaning to our lives.
These spiritual spaces are threatened by exploitation and the encroachment of human activities. They must be respected for what they are, sanctuaries.
I am engaged in protecting natural spaces and have been donating my time with two organizations:
The Kep Tree Sanctuary is a private reforestation project aiming to gather rare and threatened trees from South-east Asia, so that seeds are preserved and available for future generations.
Neurolandscape is a non-profit organization working for the scientific study of contemplative natural environment and their positive impact on human mental health and well-being. https://neurolandscape.org
I have an ongoing reflection and practice research centered on contemplative practices with and around Nature.
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