This event is one in a year-long series of conversations sponsored by Natural Dharma Fellowship. See the full schedule below.
Live online featuring a different teacher one Sunday each month from 10:00 to 11:30 ET
No matter when you register, you will have access to the recordings for the entire series.
Anthropocene: /ˈanTHrəpəˌsēn/ “The geologic period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.”
We live in unprecedented times; human activities have changed and are continuing to alter the climate and to disrupt ecosystems, threatening life as we know it.
Key questions for all of us include: How will we conduct ourselves as we adjust to a changing climate and world? What and how do we need to transform? How can we develop the resilience and capacity needed to begin to fathom the unfathomable?
In 2022, Natural Dharma Fellowship’s Dharma Dialogues will focus on these important questions. To engage these issues directly, we have brought together some of the founding luminaries of the mindfulness-informed eco-activist movement for a yearlong series of deep dialogues on the intersection of climate justice with dharma practices of liberation. Together we will consider what it means to live as an ecosattva, a being who puts the planet and its life front and center on the spiritual path, and what it means to live into the future with compassion, discrimination, and positive intention.
We will discuss and explore:
- How to expand our inner resources to adapt to the consequences of a changing climate
- Interdependence, indigenous ways of knowing, and reciprocity as spiritual practices
- Climate justice and active hope
- Mindfulness and compassion practices as a skill set for preventing further harm
- Creativity and curiosity as resources for changing behavior
- How to dissolve the divide between “contemplative ways of knowing” and “activism”
- Directly experiencing the natural world as a means to reestablish our deep interconnectedness with our ecosystems.
- Exploring the deep power of community as an arena within which to find connection, support, insight, and resilience.
Jan. 30 Joanna Macy interviewed by Lama Willa Blythe Baker
Feb. 20 Kaira Jewel interviewed by Lama Liz Monson
March 27 Kritee interviewed by Lama Willa Blythe Baker
April 17 Venerable Bikkhu Bodhi interviewed by Lama Liz Monson
May 22 Council on the Uncertain Human Future facilitated by Sarah Buie
June 26 Stephanie Kaza interviewed by Sarah Buie
July 31 Kristin Barker interviewed by Lama Willa Blythe Baker
Aug. 28 Kaia Svien interviewed by Hildur Palsdottir
Sept. 25 Dekila Chungyalpa interviewed by Hildur Palsdottir
Oct. 30 Susan Murphy interviewed by Sarah Buie
Nov. 27 Mark Coleman interviewed by Hildur Palsdottir
Dec. 18 Susie Harrington interviewed by Lama Willa Blythe Baker