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FILM FESTIVAL: in support of Karuna USA’S work on climate resilience

On Fri, 2 June, 2023 - 16:54
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4 evenings, 4 inspiring films about small projects making big differences in the lives of all beings in some of the world’s most fragile areas.

Join us via zoom or in-person!

Climate change is no longer a “someday” thing; we know it’s here now.  The stories of the devastation caused by flooding in South Asia earlier this year have underscored this.  Naturally, we see suffering and we want to help, but how?  As dire as those conditions have become for people and all beings, there are also stories of communities coming together to make different lives beyond survival.

100% of funds raised for this project will go to Karuna USA’s climate resilience projects in three countries: India, Bangladesh and Nepal. 

Organizing this benefit are the SFBC Green Sangha. The SFBC Green Sangha is an affinity group within the greater San Francisco Buddhist Center Community, working in various ways to elevate awareness of climate justice.

Karuna USA supports grassroots organizations in South Asia to enable poor and marginalized people to create resilient communities and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Karuna USA also supports families’ access to improved livelihoods and protection from exploitation. For 42 years, the Karuna movement has mobilized resources to transform the lives of millions in South Asia.


Pad Yatra   

A walking meditation while purifying the land of trash.  PAD YATRA was an Official Selection in over 33 film festivals, and won 10 awards on the festival circuit. It has screened at the United Nations, University of Oxford, Yale Himalaya Initiative, British Academy of Film and Television, and many more.

Executive Producer:  Michelle Yeoh

Friday, June 23rd, 2023, 7pm PST

Click here for tickets for Pad Yatra

The Biggest Little Farm   

Though circumstances are not as dire as elsewhere, transformation happens in the US too—recovering the health of neglected land and inspiring others to do the same.

Sunday, July 16th, 2023, 5pm PST

Click here for tickets for The Biggest Little Farm

Writing with Fire

When passion and courage stand up to corruption and injustice.

Communities can’t adapt to climate change without access to knowledge and resources as well as accountability from governments and agencies.  The press is immensely important in the quest for climate justice.

Friday, August 11, 2023, 7pm PST

Click here for tickets to Writing with Fire

Inhabitants:  An indigenous perspective on saving the natural world

This film follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate

Sunday, September 17th, 2023, 5pm PST

Click here for tickets for Inhabitants

These events are held in person at the San Francisco Buddhist Center and on Zoom.  Tickets are $25 per movie.  The Zoom link will be provided upon purchase of a ticket.   Please consider adding an optional donation.  The more you can give, the greater the number of people will benefit. 

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