Why pay attention to climate change? Because it is happening. In this first of a four-part series of posts transcribed from a July 2013 talk "The Dharma of Climate Change," Dharma teacher Chas DiCapua invites us to attend, as part of our practice, to what is present and causing suffering.
The fundamental Buddhist teachings around interconnectedness, non-violence, and conditionality all contribute to both a practice and understanding that augments and honours the ecological paradigms now arising.
On June 11th, 2013, the International Vipassana Teachers gathered at Spirit Rock for their triennial meeting and in that specifically discussed how the Insight meditation community might support a wise response to climate change.