BUDDHISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Dhamma for Action and Change

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BUDDHISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Dhamma for Action and Change

Time: July 9, 2020 at 2pm to July 23, 2020 at 4pm
Location: online
Event Type: zoom, seminar
Organized By: caroline brazier
Latest Activity: Jun 23

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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: courses@tarikitrust.org

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