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Triple Bypass, Triple Blessing

Investigating the Intersection of Ecology, Dharma and Justice

This EcoDharma Exploration featuring One Earth Sangha director Kristin Barker took place on Sunday, July 24, 2022.
The recording can be found below. We welcome your support for this program.

In our engagement on climate and other ecological issues, we are placing ourselves at the intersection of the three domains: ecology, justice, and Dharma. These have the potential to vitally inform one another and yet, in the absence of mindfulness, each also has the potential to deny the other two. In our practice of engagement, then, how might we understand these tendencies and risks in each domain, so that we can more fully and effectively express their gifts?

Kristin is co-founder and director of One Earth Sangha whose mission is to cultivate a Buddhist response to ecological crises. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program and now teaches with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (DC). As a co-founder of White Awake, Kristin has been supporting white people since 2011 with a Dharma approach to uprooting racism in ourselves and in our world. With a background in technology and environmental management, she has worked at several international environmental organizations. She is a GreenFaith Fellow and serves on the advisory boards of Project Inside Out and the Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on Climate Change. Kristin was born and raised in northern New Mexico and currently lives in Washington DC, traditional lands of the Piscataway peoples.

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Recording

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Amid new levels of collective instability, how might we change our relationship to distress, anxiety and all of their relatives? Damchö Diana Finnegan and Kristin Barker co-lead this gathering on July 28 to ground our responses in a steady posture and open heart.

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