UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared the Sixth Assessment Report—a collaboration of 234 scientists from 66 countries published by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)—to be "Nothing less than a Red Alert for humanity." In a further IPCC report from April 2022, Guterres states, "It's now or never!" What does this context mean for us as Dharma practitioners?
With the very material means by which we live threatening the conditions for large scale survival, we are at an unprecedented edge of environmental, economic, social, and political tipping points. However, the Buddha offers many precedents for direct engagement with broader social issues. The Dharma provides a storehouse of remedies, including inner practices to sustain wellbeing, compassion, and equanimity, while the Sangha is a powerful community resource. Inspired by the Buddha's call to "go forth for the welfare of all," we will engage in a conversation exploring dharma practice and especially "Right Action" for these times.
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online programs. We encourage you to participate as fully as you are able. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:
Sunday, June 5, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Please note that sessions will be recorded and will be available within 48 hours of each session for courses and 48 hours of the final session for retreats and events. These recordings are not downloadable. Retreat recordings will be available for 2 weeks and event recordings will be available indefinitely.
There are no cancellation fees for donation-based programs.
As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at email@example.com.