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Garden Mysteries

Rilke speaks of the gardener’s participation in the Universe's Mysteries this way: “In spite of all the farmer’s work and worry, he can’t reach down to where the seed is slowly transmuted into summer. The earth bestows.”

Christmas Greetings from Tokyo, 2020

All throughout, trees outside my window stood firm and accompanied me by extending and waving their branches and invited me to listen to the circular rhythm of life. “Stay put where you are planted,” the trees reminded me.

Can There Be a Pando Theology?

In this fascinating discussion, two Pando thought leaders, John B. Cobb, Jr. and Ed Bacon, sat down together over Zoom to talk about Pando Theology and what it means.

Letter from Tokyo

In this post Sr. Teruko Ito, MM offers a brief reflection on the coronavirus, Mother Earth, and what the blooming cherry blossoms might be able to teach us.

Philosophy at Large in the Ecosphere

Every so often a culture undergoes a radical re-assessment of its primary operating assumptions. It happens rarely and slowly, because such re-imaginings are considered highly dangerous and disruptive. At their most disruptive they can alter reality, which, according to Bill Vitek, is precisely what ecospherism has done.

A Unique Historical Opportunity

In this far-ranging and inspirational speech for a meeting of women religious in Monrovia, CA, John Cobb discusses major influences that have shaped our current situation and the alternative vision of Pope Francis in Laudato Si’. He concludes with ways that Pando at Maryknoll might incarnate integral ecology.

A Turning Point

In this biographical reflection John Cobb responds the following: “At what point in your life did you decide ‘enough is enough’ and put it all on the line? What was it that caused or inspired you to make the change? How did you respond?”

Finding Oneness Among the Ones

I had long known that the ideology of the individualistic separate self was a delusion and in fact societal suicide, but in Pando we have a living organism to show us our alternative to a separateness which is not sustainable.

Storytelling for an Ecological Civilization

As storytellers who hold the power of global media dissemination, we have an opportunity to contribute to and change the conversation around a host of issues, including immigration, the environment, gender and racial justice, and so many others.