Gary Horvitz

Gary is a former medical professional and nomad, a Buddhist thinker, writer and activist in Durham, NC. In addition to dancing and grieving at the ever-whirling edge of creation and destruction, Gary is the author of the forthcoming Just Passing Through: Reflections on Nonduality, Impermanence and Mortality, currently serialized on Substack and is also a co-facilitator of One Year to Live.

What batters you becomes your strength.
Move back and forth into the change.
What is it like, such intensity of pain?
If the drink is bitter, turn yourself to wine.

Gold mining area in Ecuador

Mining and Indigenous Rights: Legalities and Realities

Each situation is adjudicated according to whatever opposition has been mustered and whatever degree of engagement the state chooses as well as the anticipated value of the proposed project. Thus, in concept and practice, the original votes in the UN for Free, Prior and Informed Consent were toothless.

September 7, 2023

Animas River pollution from mining spill

The Global Energy Transition: Critical Minerals & Indigenous Rights

Mining is already part of the poly-crisis, the Great Unraveling, the center of the conversation, debate, or struggle, whichever it turns out to be, at the intersection of our fossil fueled past and our so-called clean future. Indigenous communities everywhere will increasingly, visibly, loudly, and painfully, be at the forefront of that conversation.

August 22, 2023


Business as Usual

Though science must put a pin in a moment of history as a baseline, and even though that pin is a valuable composite of economic conditions, what is coming unraveled is the underlying commitment to a way of seeing the world that contains its own seeds of destruction.

August 11, 2023


The Global Energy Transition: A New Vision

Are we capable of reforming our relationships with each other as well as with the planet? Nothing short of that will suffice.

July 31, 2023