Turning Towards the Climate Emergency Together

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The immensity of the climate challenges we are currently facing has been described by a UN report as a “code red for humanity.” This can feel so overwhelming, that we may find ourselves turning away or feeling powerless or numb. Buddhist scholar and longtime environmental activist, Joanna Macy says,

‘‘Of all the dangers we face from climate chaos, none is so great as the deadening of our response.”

In this seven week course, we will integrate Joanna Macy’s Active Hope work and the relational meditation practice of Insight Dialogue to explore and awaken our capacity to respond to the climate emergency together. We will draw on the power of interpersonal meditation practice in pairs and small groups as well as video/audio materials, short dharma teachings and guided meditations to create a vibrant learning environment. This forging of a community of deep connection offers the conditions for strengthening our resourcefulness, joy and resilience in meeting the challenges before us.

There will also be optional home practice, readings, podcasts, and the opportunity to buddy up with another course participant for further practice if desired.

This course is recommended for participants who are at the beginning of their journey in responding to the climate emergency and/or practicing Insight Dialogue, as well as those with significant experience in both.

Online Schedule:
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online programs. We encourage you to participate as fully as you are able. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:

Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 12:00- 2:30 PM  between October 5- November 16

Meeting Dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16

Please note that sessions will not be recorded.