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The sangha presence at the Earth Strike

On Wed, 2 October, 2019 - 16:20
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Maitrisiddhi

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:

Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE)

Triratna Climate Emergency Action

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Joy's picture

Thank you Maitrisiddhi for sharing this and for the piece you wrote in May which I have only just read. I found it so helpful to read about how you you are responding to the climate crisis through the Dharma.

I will be in London tomorrow and then during the 2nd week of action predominantly to meditate with others. I will contact Joe Mishan .

With metta, Joy