Date(s) - 20/04/2022
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us online by Zoom, Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:00pm. We value Sangha (spiritual community) and the opportunity to be together. We will use this time for lightly guided meditation, a short check in to see how we can support one another, and exploration of a Buddhist topic. The facilitator will offer brief remarks and guide discussion as a way to focus our practice on that week’s theme. Themes may run several weeks, but each week can serve as a stand-alone session. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love and kindness for the wellness of all beings.
All are welcome!
A Buddhist Response to the Cry of the Earth
During Earth Week, we will explore how Buddhism can help us face ecological crises that seem overwhelming. Buddhist practice and wisdom can move us beyond anger, grief, fear, or numbness so we can creatively respond to the reality of collective ecological neglect. Indeed, Buddhist practices can be restorative and nourishing for those who also hear the cry of the earth and the cries of future generations.
Our founder, Sangharakshita, encouraged us to view Buddhist practice as more than just a way to improve our personal, subjective feelings. Buddhists care about the well-being of all beings, now and in the future, so societal problems concern us. When motivated by a desire to minimize the suffering of future generations in the face of looming ecological threats, our responses can include individual behavior change and social activism.
Join Nancy Artz this week to experience an earth-based, compassion-focused meditation and explore Buddhist response in an era of ecological crisis. Nancy draws from the work of the Triratna Earth Sangha (talks at www.triratnaearthsangha.network) and Buddhist authors such as Shantigarbha (The Burning House), Johanna Macy (Active Hope), Analayo (Mindfully Facing Climate Change), David Loy (Ecodharma), and the EcoSattva movement of One Earth Sangha. If you are motivated to take personal action to reduce your ecological footprint, resources to get started include https://takethejump.org/, www.footprintnetwork.org/resources/footprint-calculator/, and https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/. Some may wish to form a Nagaloka EcoSangha, perhaps by jointly pursuing EcoSattva training.
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