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On the 20th September there was a global ‘earth strike’ to demonstrate about human-caused global warming. The climate strikes certainly made world headlines, and Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN keeps up the pressure for ecological action on governments, business and individuals - including us! It’s hard to say what the effect of our sangha presence is - but getting out there on the streets where a lot of radical energy is; meditating and being seen; modelling love and awareness as a response; visibly demonstrating that Buddhists care about this planet - the effects can only be good.
Read about Triratna sanghas’ engagement with the Earth Strike on the 20th September.
Are you interested in getting involved in sangha-based direct action regarding the ecological crisis? To participate in the XR London Rebellion with other Buddhists - beginning 7th - October, contact Joe Mishan from London DANCE on Joseph.mishan [at] phonecoop.coop
If you’re in the UK, to link up with others in your area, get suggestions, support or resources, and keep in touch with what’s going on, contact me at triratnadirectaction [at] gmail.com. If you’re not UK-based, I will still attempt to help!
Particularly useful Facebook groups to hear about events and connect with others are: