Grounded in meditation practice and the skillful means of council, this gathering aims to be a holding space for contemplative witnessing, a space for discovery of something deeper within ourselves. It offers a coming together for people concerned with the climate crisis to find the space between burnout and bypass, a place to hold our “inner” climate, our storm of emotions and urgency.
The “Gathering Dharma” Sunday series is about compassion, connection and collective action. It is a time to explore social and environmental engagement and to affirm our vows in a time of great challenge on our earth.
Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Saskatoon Insight Meditation Communities
Each session will include grounding skills, community sharing, Buddhist practices and how they can support us in this time, and information on the science and positive initiatives. James Lowe, Ram Appalaraju, and Jeanne Corrigal will join us.
Ecosattva Councils focus on bearing witness to and dealing with ecological crises and climate change. All members are invited to join, listen and share, especially those active in eco projects as their social engagements.
Join Lama Willa Blythe Baker and Lama Liz Monson for this year-long interactive online series exploring the deepest promise of our spiritual practice. This journey is not about soothing anxiety or finding calm amidst chaos. It's about attending to our collective trauma, embracing the truth of non-separation, and rewilding our souls to align with the wisdom and love flowing through all of existence.
In our three sessions together we will focus on developing our compassion and commitment to animal welfare through Buddhist-inspired practices. We invite both animal lovers and those with little sympathy for animals; our goal is to amplify our appreciation of the value of animals and reinforce our commitment to act ethically towards them.
In these dark days, when our world is facing tremendous challenges, the question of how to respond to the suffering we see and experience is front and center. What tools can we draw on? What ways of being, acting, and attending can we access to discover the resilience and compassion we need to grow into this time? Join Lama Liz Monson and Matthew Bellows for this hybrid retreat.
With The New Saints, Lama Rod shares a guidebook for becoming an effective agent of justice, peace, and change. Combining personal stories, traditional teachings, and instructions for contemplative and somatic practices, he shares inspiring resources for self-exploration and wise action.