Gathering a Mindful Presence for the People’s Climate Mobilization
Date(s) - Apr 29, 2017
9:00 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Standing Up for All Children of All Species
You’re invited to join Buddhist and Mindfulness communities in Washington DC and around the world on the April 29 at the People’s Climate Mobilization.Together we can bring the gifts of mindfulness and the Dharma and join with others in calling for the viability, dignity and freedom of all beings, near and far, born and yet to be born. Not merely a single march, this is a mobilization of the our communities to mindfully and energetically engage in the cause of environmental health and justice.
If you’re within a 12-hour drive, we invite you to join the main event in Washington DC where we’ll be gathering as a community on the morning of Saturday, April 29th. Learn more about logistics and sister marches here and/or by following this facebook event.
The People’s Climate Movement (PCM) was launched in 2014 when it organized the historic first People’s Climate March on September 21, the eve of the United Nations Climate Summit. As heads of state from around the world gathered, 400,000 people from every walk of life marched through the streets of New York City demanding bold and urgent action to confront the global climate crisis. The Movement platform includes goals to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas pollution to combat climate change and improve public health, and also to ensure that investments are targeted to help low-income people and people of color to access good jobs and improve the lives of communities of color, indigenous peoples, low-income people, small farmers, women, and workers.
The Buddhist gathering at the People’s Climate Mobilization is being spearheaded by One Earth Sangha (as a People’s Climate Mobilization partner organization) and is joined by members from the Buddhist Climate Action Network (BCAN), Earth Holders Sangha (from the Thích Nhất Hạnh tradition), Shambhala, Insight, Zen, Soka-Gakkai, and other traditions as well as Buddhist Global Relief who have engaged in environmental/climate action previously or are now stepping up to do so.
Put your practice to work and get involved! Learn more and stay up to date with our People’s Climate Mobilization event page.
This event is hosted by .
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.
This growing list of events will always be available here and in the main menu under “Get Involved.”