How can we be the change that we want others to be? Based on the Early Buddhist Texts, this two-hour session will present the teaching of the Buddha on the inter-relatedness of everything and the obligations to preserve life. The session will focus on specific examples provided in the Early Buddhist Text about protecting nature, looking after one’s health and well-being, conserving natural resources, eating mindfully, recycling, and constructing dwellings in a consultative and sustainable manner. It will also deal with Buddhism and good governance. The Buddha clearly spelt of the obligations of those in power to govern with compassion and accountability and spoke truth to power.
The session will be presented by Don de Silva, a former senior official of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), who has been highlighting the links between, environment, faith, and justice issues in many parts of the world. He is also a University mentor and Buddhist Chaplain, Coach and Mindfulness Trainer.
Date: November 19 2.00-4.00
Delivery: Zoom seminar
Cost: for those counting this towards Ten Directions or using this for CPD purposes £15, otherwise by donation