“Given today’s crises the world over, we can no longer afford to hide our contemplatives in comfortable monasteries. We need to reunite contemplation and action, we need spiritual activists and, indeed, spiritual warriors on the street, in . . . [the] professions, and [foundational] institutions, who can reinvent them[selves and can aid in others doing the same,] with ecological values, and [liberal/individual and conservative/communitarian values of conscience built on action, resolve in spirit, and firm in determination;] for the sustainability . . . [of our] species, as well as the health and beauty of this [exo]planet.”
-Introduction by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox
Abraham “Ricardo” Boulder made additions to text.