Secular Activism and the Sacred: a Common Ground

What is the place of activism in contemplation? How might spiritual practices influence our advocacy for a just and sustainable world?

On February 28, One Earth Sangha hosted an online webinar featuring our own Lou Leonard, head of the World Wildlife Fund’s climate program, and Zen teacher Kritee (Kanko), a senior climate scientist at Environmental Defense Fund. We explored what it means to be advocating for science and policy in secular civil society while walking the Buddhist wisdom path, how these two dimensions of daily life can inspire and ground one another.

The recording of this webinar, available as a video or audio-only, is offered freely. We invite your generosity, or dana, to support the work of One Earth Sangha.

100% of your donation is tax-deductible and will go to One Earth Sangha via our sponsoring institution, the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.
Whatever you can give is deeply appreciated!

Audio Download: Community Webinar featuring Kritee Kanko - Audio Only

Kritee is a Zen teacher (Sensei), activist, and scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund. Kritee works with EDF’s global climate team to link small scale farmers with markets in ways that promote climate mitigation, support development in rural economies, accelerate poverty alleviation, and strengthen adaptation to the effects of climate change. Kritee provides scientific advice to EDF’s legal teams on mercury pollution. See Kritee’s professional bio at Environmental Defense Fund.

Kritee also co-directs Boundless in Motion, an environmentally and socially engaged Rinzai Zen meditation community in Boulder, Colorado, and is co-founder of Eco-Dharma Sangha, a group of meditation practitioners of different traditions who are seeking ways to bring the fruits of practice to climate and other ecological challenges.

The recording of this webinar is offered freely. We invite your generosity, or dana, to support the work of One Earth Sangha.

100% of your donation is tax-deductible and will go to One Earth Sangha via our sponsoring institution, the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.
Whatever you can give is deeply appreciated!

4 Comments on “Secular Activism and the Sacred: a Common Ground

  1. I don’t think you have this posted in events on your site, right? A bit confusing. Or maybe it just doesn’t show on my iPad version of the site?

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for your inquiry. You should see, on almost all of our pages, a section on the left column called “Sangha Events” and under that is listed this event. I just checked my phone and it is showing up there so I think the same would be true for the iPad. It’s also accessable from the bottom of our Event Listing. Does that work for you?

      In Sangha,
      Kristin

  2. Hi, I’m unable to make a donation for the webinar, I click on the registration payment link, which just gets me through to my general Paypal account with no details of how I can make payment.

    • Hi Susanne, Sorry you ran into an issue while trying to register. A payment can be made without a PayPal account but it’s a little hard to find. The “Registration Payment” button will take you the PayPal page where you’ll find some credit card icons on the lower left side. Just below that is some text about how you can pay without a PayPal account by clicking the “Continue” link.

      Let us know if that doesn’t do the trick.

      Thanks!
      Kristin

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