Climate change, mass extinction and environmental crises are becoming all too visible for us these days, urging us to take action. At the same time, different views abound on what is really going on and what should be done. In this symposium, we want to dive into and clarify the philosophical background of some of these views, and explore their connection with the dharma.
Eight Gateways for Being With The Absence of Light in Unsettling Times
April 23, 2023
— June 18, 2023
Upaya Institute and Zen Center
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel explores darkness as a cosmic landscape for transformation within unsettling times, rooting her teachings in indigenous earth-based wisdom, her Buddhist practice, and her lived experience.
This weeklong program will examine whether and how contemplative science and practices can help prevent and process trauma, buffer its toxicity, promote resilience and recovery, and guide restorative social and existential justice. Applications open on Monday, December 5, 2022 and close on Monday, January 23, 2023.
Join Lama Liz Monson as we explore different skillful means for merging Buddhist meditation and contemplative practice with experiential exercises of listening to, learning from, and connecting with the natural world. As our planet spirals into the chaos of climate change, finding our connection to a deeper way of listening to and with the earth is imperative.
Join Kaira Jewel Lingo and Konda Mason for this retreat that will support and resource activists and community organizers, as well as practitioners looking to engage more directly in justice work as spiritual practice. It will give us the opportunity to come home to ourselves to do the inner resourcing necessary for the outward work of taking care of communities and the planet.