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What does it mean for Nature to have rights?

by Myra Jackson

Crestone/Baca is nestled in the fabled San Luis Valley known by some Native people as the “Bloodless Valley”, a land once inhabited by a people who lived in harmony with nature.

Distinctive to Crestone are the twenty or more spiritual retreat centers of diverse traditions that settled here decades ago. Eleven of the centers represent various lineages of Buddhism.

Remembering the role of the Earth in the Buddha’s enlightenment, it is not a great leap to wonder if Crestone/Baca is a fertile ecofield for the resurgence of a worldview that recognizes Nature’s intelligence...

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