Who We Are


We—the Earth Sila Sangha—are a grassroots Dharma based environmental affinity group, originating within the Insight Meditation Community of Denver.  Since 2014, we have been meeting regularly to explore ways to live the Buddha’s teachings in our environmental relations, through study, connection with others, and mindful action.

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Purpose of the Center


The purpose of the Earth Sila Community Center is to provide educational and organizational support for grassroots Dharma-based environmental affinity groups like ours.  We want to share resources we have found helpful in learning to live  the Buddha’s teachings in our environmental relations. 

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Meaning of Earth Sila


Sila (SEE-lah) may be translated as “living in harmony with” ourselves and others in keeping with the Buddha’s teachings on how to bring suffering to an end.  When we inflict suffering on others and on our environment, we suffer in return.  But when we speak, act, and live our lives with  wisdom and compassion, we  heal both ourselves and the world around us.

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