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Buddhist Action Month: Shared Lunch and Public Talk from Shantigarbha
Sat 1st Jun : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
Shantigarbha, recently part of the Extinction Rebellion march in London, will talk about the current climate crisis, bringing in the themes of non-violent communication, the science behind the data, ethics and compassion. This marks the beginning of June’s Buddhist Action Month and there will be a shared lunch before the talk. Please bring vegan food to share. If it's vegetarian but not vegan, please label it clearly.
Reflecting on non-violence as a tool for social transformation, Shantigarbha will draw on the work and approaches taken by Martin Luther-King, Gandhi and the Buddha. He will explore different ways we can make sense of climate change issues and how we might respond, as Buddhists, with an empathy that includes all.
Shantigarbha is a Buddhist activist and mediator, and author of I’ll Meet You There: a practical guide to empathy, mindfulness and communication. He is an experienced teacher of both non-violent communication (NVC) and Buddhism. He is an international NVC trainer, certified with the International Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). He teaches on CNVC’s International Intensive Trainings, is a CNVC Assessor-in-training, and has served on the Social Change and Peacemaking working group. He has been practising meditation and Buddhism since 1985, and in 1996 he was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order, receiving the name Shantigarbha, meaning Seed of Peace.• Buddhist Action Month is an annual festival of Buddhist social action
1 pm: Shared lunch Please bring vegan food to share. If it's vegetarian but not vegan, please label it clearly.
2.30: Talk from Shantigarbha
All welcome. There’s no charge, but the Centre relies on the generosity of those who use it, so please give if you can on the day. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start.