Tarchin Hearn lives in New Zealand with his partner and long time companion, Mary Jenkins. For more than 40 years he has studied and practiced in both Theravadin and Mahayana schools of Buddhism. For 12 years he was ordained as a monk. Since 1977 he has taught in many countries and has helped establish a number of centres for retreat and healing. Writer, artist, poet, traveller and inspiring teacher, Tarchin’s approach to dharma is thoroughly non-sectarian and universal in nature. His work, rooted in Buddhist principles, frequently links personal healing with a deep ecological perspective in ways that have inspired a wide range of people from a variety of diverse backgrounds and traditions. (More biographical information about Tarchin).
GREEN DHARMA TREASURY is for students of dharma at every level; from beginners through to matured practitioners, particularly those who are inspired by an approach that is richly inclusive and non-sectarian. It is a resource of themes and methods for dharma teachers and instructors. It will be useful for educators and health practitioners who are looking for a more holistic approach to their work. Eco-activists and people seeking a more integrated way of living will find inspiration in these articles. Finally Green Dharma Treasury will be a valuable reference and reminder for people who have personally studied or retreated with Tarchin.
It is called GREEN because dharma is living and eternally fresh; green, because dharma is a naturally occurring expression of the deep and profound interweaving of all living forms and processes.
Look around you . . . this is it . . . and the looking too.
This precious ecology of being.
This living world coming to know itself.
DHARMA is a rich and multi-levelled term. In a general sense it can mean teaching, or truth, or phenomena, or process. This site is particularly concerned with buddhadharma, which refers to teachings of awakening, budding, healing, wise livelihood and compassionate engagement. This is a buddhadharma that is broad and inclusive and can be expressed in many forms, as well as the forms found in traditional schools of Buddhism. A vibrant buddhadharma contains hints and admonitions for consciously living in this interconnected, constantly changing, impossible to pin down, dancing of becoming – this seamless mystery of living and dying – this community of sentience that every being is.
Two thousand five hundred years ago, Sakyamuni Buddha recognized, engaged with, and then helped others to recognize and engage with, this naturally occurring dharma of living. From ancient times right up to today, countless other human beings: mystics, shamans, deep thinkers, philosophers, and contemplatives from many diverse cultures and spiritual traditions have done the same.
The site is a virtual TREASURY , a gathering of writings, poems, essays and e-books, that have flowed forth in the course of Tarchin’s many years of teaching and exploring. It is filled with hints and nudges, cajolings and reasonings – archetypes of meaning; all pointing to something that is timeless, ineffable, precious, essentially undefinable, yet profoundly and pragmatically useful.
The real green dharma treasury – the treasury of the real – opens of itself. It is one’s own inherent aliveness; the unique self-organizing ecology of being that is the very heart and substance of everything.
Please enter and be enriched.
Take these jewels and share them with those you care for.
May our life journeyings bring health and happiness to all we meet.
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