Working together for a better world...
Three online seminars on Buddhism and the environment led by Don de Silva
July 9, July 16, July 23 2.00-4.00pm
Buddhism and the Environment: Dhamma
for Action and Change
Session One: 9 July: 2 to 4pm
Online: Zoom Session
Start: Meditation Focus: Early Buddhist Texts (EBTS) and the Environment Themes:
Brief introduction to the EBTS; Early Writing Methods; History and Chronology; General references in EBTS to: Nature: Fauna and Flora Natural Habitats; Forests and Groves, Rivers and Oceans; Weather and Climate; Soil, Land Use and Conservation Nature and Health; Introduction to sustainability; Discussion and Q&As
Session Two: 16 July: 2 to 4pm
Start: Meditation Focus: Buddhist, Environment, Governance and Justice Based on EBTS:
Relationships between people and nature; caring for people ; good governance and conservation; speaking truth to power and the responsibilities of rulers to people and nature; tackling injustice — casteism, slavery, trafficking of women and girls exploitation of women; sexuality; inclusion; causes of war and violence; health and the environment; and recycling waste. Discussion and Q&As
Session Three: 23 July: 2 to 4pm
Start: Meditation Focus: Buddhism and Leadership: Action for Change.
What is the relevance of Buddhist teachings to daily life and in the workplace? How do I respond to current and future challenges, such coronaviruses, economic stagnation, climate change and sustainability? What can I do? What opportunities
are there? How can I avoid burnout? Going beyond despair and hopelessness to facilitating change; looking after each other - being a lokamitra, a friend of the Earth. Discussion, Reflection & Sharing
Delivery: Zoom sessions
This course will count six hours towards the Ten Directions Programme in Ecotherapy.
Cost £50 for the three seminars for those counting this as training hours. Other participants suggested donation £20-£50
Pre-booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
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