At a fundamental level, as human beings, we are all the same: everyone aspires to happiness and no one wants to suffer. Even in our rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, languages, and lifestyles, we are composed of one essence and desire.
Happiness and a deep sense of peace is the actual, natural state of our world. However, we are currently harvesting the fruits of our past actions, both personally and collectively.
According to Buddhist philosophy, the root causes of the world’s problems lie within the human mind:ego, envy, anger, attachment and confusion.
Returning to a flourishing world means each of us must take responsibility for our own actions of body, speech, and mind with respect to the interdependent web of life.
Awakening consciousness is the way we see most impactful for creating a flourishing world for the sake of all that live.
Global change, social justice, and ecological regeneration must be infused with ethics at every level or we will continue to plant seeds of division, blame, anger, and ego-centric thinking into the problems of tomorrow.
Transformation starts from the inside out.
Because problems emerge from inside the human mind, solutions arise from the same place.