Green Earth Awakening Camp
Date(s) - Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
Event Sponsor and Host
Join us fire side for an intimate late summer gathering to explore engaged Buddhism and creative responses towards social resilience. Bringing together Buddhists and activists to explore the skills needed for our collective potential.
Mindfulness and meditation are being taken up across society. Thousands of people take an eight week mindfulness course each month and millions learn meditation through apps and online. Mindfulness books are in the bestseller lists while mindfulness is taught by the NHS, in schools and in Parliament. It’s a change in society, but how can this ‘mindfulness movement’ be a force for meaningful social change?
The Mindfulness is Revolutionary tent at this year’s camp will explore this question with talks, meditations, discussions and workshops. Themes include:
- Mindful Communication and NVC
- Mindfulness in schools, prisons and with refugees
- Mindfulness and activism
- Mindful movement and dance
- Engaging the imagination
- What’s distinctive about mindfulness meditation?
- Critiquing the model of the mindfulness world
- The tent is hosted by Vishvapani and Kamalagita and all the session leaders are leading practitioners.
Through talks, group discussion and practical workshops we will explore engaged Buddhism, community living, land skills, nature connection and creative responses to social engagement. There will also be music, dance, body work, green crafts, healing area and forest school.
This event is hosted by Buddhafield.
For more information, see the event website here.
One Earth Sangha offers a global list of events that express a Buddhist / mindfulness response to ecological crises. We invite you to join or add events that develop and demonstrate our interdependence with all of life! Events that address multiple issues (e.g., racism, economic injustice and environmental health) are encouraged. You’re invited to list events from your local sangha, including earth-oriented day-longs, retreats and even regular sangha meetings. We also want you to share demonstration and direct action events. You, the members of our Sangha, are encouraged to submit events, whether they be from the Dharma community, other faith groups or secular, where you wish to gather other Buddhist / mindfulness practitioners to participate. To submit an event, please email us.
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