Vigil for the Wild Earth
Date(s) - Dec 12, 2020
7:00 pm GMT - 9:00 pm GMT
Event Sponsor and Host
This is an online event.
From the organizer:
You are warmly invited to join an online gathering of Dharma friends from around the planet to come together in Vigil.
The onset of the coronavirus in 2020 has brought with it distinct challenges and struggles, exacerbating many of the multiple planetary crises we are collectively facing in these times. This will be the 9th consecutive year of this annual Sangha vigil and it feels especially pertinent that we gather together to share our beauty and compassion for the wild Earth, from which we ourselves cannot be separated.
Hearing the cries of the earth
Entering the space of our practice wholeheartedly, this will be an opportunity to gather together as community, and connect with our wild and sacred planet, body, heart and mind. Silent practice is an exquisite, subtle and critically important form of ‘activism’, and there will be time to sit contemplatively in silence, and share some of our heart’s movements and feelings, in service of regeneration and renewal. As community we can become stronger, creating a crucible in which the difficult and beautiful alchemy of practice can emerge, and act as a powerful support for any other responses we feel called to make off the cushion in our lives.
Restoring the forest
Again this year we have seen the devastating impact of climate change and our human footprint on natural eco-systems and forests, with terrible wildfires across California, Siberia, Indonesia and Australia. In light of this we shall be returning to support Moor Trees, a charity based near Gaia House in Devon, UK. Moor Trees aim to restore native broadleaf woodland through the growing and planting of thousands of local tree saplings on and around Dartmoor.
This event is hosted by Gaia House.
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