Mountains and Waters Alliance exists to heal the deep cause of the climate emergency in the rift between the dominant human culture and the whole of life on earth. Together with all beings, we protect and restore the living earth.

We create and nourish communities, rooted in meditation and ceremony, that practice farming as activism and defend land, water, and life as healing work; we learn, teach, and invite others to join us.

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On the insurrection – and the new Reichstag Fire

Yesterday armed white supremacists stormed the Capitol to stop the certification of electoral college votes. Washington police, well skilled in crowd control, offered no advance resistance; things were allowed to escalate beyond control. After fact-checking: It may or may not be true that police opened barricades to let in the mob; one police posed for […]


“Not-knowing is most intimate”

The year called 2020 will probably be remembered for a long time for its hardship. May our descendants know it also as a key point in the Great Turning. We don’t know yet. We may recognize the feelings of William Butler Yeats when he wrote in 1919 after The Great War (WWI) ended, while his […]


Turning – the year and the world

As I write, we are already in the longest night. Winter solstice officially happens this year at 4:03 am, Central Time, Monday, December 21. We are also in a worldwide crisis, and a national crisis here in the United States, the likes of which have not been seen for a very long time. It’s not […]


Hold the Center

Dear Friends, These are tumultuous times. We may think we have come through the storm. We may think the storm is just beginning as a certain man and his supporters resist the election results. If neither of those happens, there is still this: The Democratic Party is still committed to corporate profits and willing to […]


Initiation – on election day

From Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians: As you can dear souls, Hold the center and Be Peace. Whatever outcomes, there will be much work to be done, to either prevent more wreckage, or to dive into the wreck and retrieve the treasures and repair them. That is where Undiminishable Love […]


A meditation for strong negative emotions

Here’s something to do “When I sit zazen, feelings of anger and even rage come up. What can I do?” was the question. I didn’t have an answer, but a response came anyway, from the depths of Buddhist tradition. Because so many of us have this situation, I’m offering it here now. There’s a practice […]

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