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Fear, Grief and Faith - The second annual Triratna Earth Sangha online conference: A Buddhist approach to the climate and ecological crises

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25-27 November 2022

Conference begins Friday

USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 00:30 (next day) | Australia AEDT 06.00 (next day) | New Zealand NZST 08:00 (next day)

Visit the Triratna Earth Sangha’s website for the full programme

Reserve your space!


Join the Triratna Earth Sangha in November for a weekend of talks, workshops and practice exploring how we as Buddhists can respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

This year we are broadening our remit to include papers, workshop outlines, guided meditations, puja, music, poetry and the visual arts. We will present perspectives of particularly affected communities and show what Buddhists can do in this current time of multiple crises. We will also introduce the work of the Triratna Earth Sangha.


  • Active Hope in a Triratna context
  • Buddhism and the Economic Web
  • Ecological Grief Circle
  • A film showing the development of the East Devon Forest Garden
  • The Karuna Trust’s climate change-related work
  • Christine Thuring (TMX pipeline activist)
  • Professor Jon Gibibins (engineer working on achieving net zero and net negative CO2 emissions)
  • Olivia Fuchs (NBO) on Buddhism and Deep Ecology

This initiative is supported by the Triratna European Chairs Assembly.


Who are the Triratna Earth Sangha?

A group of Triratna Order members, Mitras and Friends worldwide who are deeply concerned about the climate and ecological crises we face and see it as part of their practice to do something about them. We are all too painfully aware of the Buddha’s core teaching that actions have consequences. The accelerating destruction of ecosystems in the natural world caused by greed, hatred and ignorance is causing untold suffering to beings of many kinds, and we feel that it is our duty as Buddhists to do what we can to raise awareness of the plight of the planet, demonstrate an alternative way of life based on stillness, simplicity and contentment and act to relieve suffering where we can. 


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Suggested donation for the conference:

$175 / £125 / €150 for all days and events
$90 / £65 / €75 per day
$15 / £10 / €12.50 for single events

This event is offered freely, in the spirit of dana (generosity). At the same time, we would deeply appreciate your financial contribution. Proceeds will be split between the Triratna Earth Sangha (TES) and the Buddhist Centre Online. TES funds will go towards supporting eco-projects and funding a part-time coordinator to continue their work.


Find out more and book your place here!

Visit the Triratna Earth Sangha’s website for the full programme

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