Emotional Resilience in a Warming World

Sangha Event: Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, 5 June 2014

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In many ways, our practice is preparation for intensity. Impending climate change can therefore be seen as an individual, communal and global call to practice.  Our friends at Melborne Insight  Meditation are exploring how the path of awakening can help us stay present and true to our nature.

Emotional Resilience in a Warming World:
Engaged Buddhist perspectives and insights

Event date:  Thursday, 5 June 2014
Event time:  6:30pm-8:30pm
Event location:  Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia Building, University of Melbourne

Climate change is a complex issue that raises fear and uncertainty. This special forum of Buddhist teachers will explore how a dharma perspective can help us to cope with the impacts of climate change and motivate us to take action to solve the problem.  The event will bring together reflections and insights from a Buddhist Dharma perspective on the challenges of maintaining emotional, psychological and social resilience in the face of the rapidly accelerating probability and risks of catastrophic climate change. 

Speakers include:
• Carol Perry – senior Insight Meditation teacher, environmental activist and therapist
• Victor Von Der Hyde – senior Insight Meditation teacher
• Susan Murphy – Zen Buddhist teacher and author of Minding the Earth, Mending the World. An excellent interview with Susan Murphy by John Stanley of EcoBuddhism.org is available here.
• Venerable Phuoc Tan – Abbot of Quang Minh Temple in Braybrook

The forum is free of charge, and everyone is welcome.

Learn more about the event and register here.

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