Why Indian Buddhism has gardens, not monasteries
Wishing trees, jewels, unfading flowers – what place do these sensual pleasures have in the ascetic life of Buddhist monks?
by Simran Agarwal
Paganism is a potent force in Ireland’s conservation movement
Long-held beliefs in an ‘Otherworld’ inhabited by wrathful fairies are now driving a resurgence in Irish eco-activism
by Juju Lane
Nan Shepherd delved into a queer erotic kinship with nature
In the Highlands, Nan Shepherd found an erotic kinship with nature: ‘The Living Mountain’ a core text for queer ecology
by Melissa Matthewson
Our children will need to find the beauty in our burnt planet
How will our children find beauty in a world rapidly breaking into what observers call a spectacle of unremitting loss?
by Stephen J Pyne
I swim to think and to stay afloat in an ever-wetter world
‘The Beames my Bones, my flesh the plankes’: in pools, I glimpse the future of our terrestrial bodies in an ocean world
by Steve Mentz
My three decades alone, basking in the company of a mountain
I live alone in a mountain cabin. Is my solitary life an indulgence, a form of madness or a route to spiritual fulfilment?
by Susanne Sener