Buddhism and the Environment: Walking the Talk

Buddhism and the Environment: Walking the Talk
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Date(s) - Nov 19, 2020
2:00 pm GMT - 4:00 pm GMT

Event Sponsor and Host
Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum

With Don de Silva

This is an online event.

From the organizer:

How can we be the change that we want others to be? Based on the Early Buddhist Texts, this two-hour session will present the teaching of the Buddha on the inter-relatedness of everything and the obligations to preserve life. The session will focus on specific examples provided in the Early Buddhist Text about protecting nature, looking after one’s health and well-being, conserving natural resources, eating mindfully, recycling, and constructing dwellings in a consultative and sustainable manner. It will also deal with Buddhism and good governance. The Buddha clearly spelt of the obligations of those in power to govern with compassion and accountability and spoke truth to power.

Don de Silva, a former senior official of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has been highlighting the links between environment, faith, and justice issues in many parts of the world. He is also a University mentor and Buddhist Chaplain, Coach and Mindfulness Trainer.

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This event is hosted by Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum.
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