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A Spiritual Response to the Climate Crisis: 1st of 4 Engaged Dharma Webinars

with Kaira Jewel Lingo and guest presenter Nomi Green 

Register in advance here: https://forms.gle/K7VuLAyM2Jxq3eGX9 and we will email you the Zoom link for the webinar.

·      How can we be part of healing the climate crisis as individuals, while understanding its collective reality?

·      How to see ourselves as nature?

·      What does mindful consumption mean for us as practitioners in this time of crisis?

·      How can we practice compassion in action to address the “ecological anxiety” of panic, depression and despair?

Nomi Green, ordained True Source of Virtue in the Order of Interbeing, is a co-founder of Earth Holder Community.  She majored in eco-feminism during her undergraduate college years and is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist who specializes in trauma and is looking deeply with others at how to bring these skills to support the climate upheaval we face. She finds hiking, community and mindfulness practice help her be at home in this rapidly changing world. Nomi lives in the White Shell Water Place (Santa Fe, NM USA) on the unceded land of the Tewa people where drought is ever present and the Oglala Aquifer is declining.

Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher and ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, and is now based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She provides individual spiritual mentoring and leads retreats internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators, parents and youth in schools, in addition to activists, people of color, artists and families. She teaches regularly at Schumacher College, was lead teacher for Mindful Schools’ year long training for educators, and is a guiding teacher for One Earth Sangha.  She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and embodied mindfulness practice and is an InterPlay leader.

Read her recent article on Loving the Earth by Loving One Another, published by One Earth Sangha. Here for the Italian translation.

Time

Each monthly webinar is on a Sunday beginning at 6pm Italian time, 12pm EST in the USA, and 9am West Coast USA, and will last 2 hours. 

Host and Language

The series is bilingual, in English and Italian. It is hosted by Avalokita Centre, an Italian mindfulness practice center in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh (www.avalokita.it), in cooperation with Andrea Carbone and Anita Constantini, who will provide live, consecutive Italian translation at every webinar (after a few sentences in English, there will be Italian translation). Non-Italian speakers are also warmly invited to participate, a precious opportunity for an international community of practitioners to explore and support each other in engaged practice across continents (and an occasion for non-Italian speakers to enjoy hearing the Italian language!). Priority will be given to Italian participants in the Q&A section of each webinar.

Registration

To confirm your participation in the first webinar, please register here. Once you have registered we will email you the zoom link for the webinar. Attendance is open to everyone. You can register for all four webinars or attend single sessions.