Triratna Global Climate Emergency InitiativeOn Tue, 29 January, 2019 - 06:44
Dear friends in the Dharma,
The Triratna Global Climate Emergency Initiative is now underway. If you are at all concerned about the state of things, then please read on!
The main plan is to work together in three broad ways:
1) Changing the institutions and practices of our movement to become more climate-friendly;
2) Encouraging ‘inner practices’ that can be of benefit, such as rituals, mediation etc.
3) Changing the world around us by taking bold steps that will help keep fossil fuels in the ground.
The first thing to do is to build our ‘movement’ within the movement of Triratna. We need to reach out to others who are interested and organise. The first step towards this possibility is assessing who is game, what skills are available, and where people are located. To this end, we have prepared a short survey. Please fill it in:
The survey asks people what they would like to do under the broad headings mentioned above. It also asks for contact details. The idea is to group people together who want to work on similar things, probably with others in similar locations.
If a lot of people fill out this survey, this will generate a contacts list and the basis for action. The next step after that will be to hold video calls for people interested in working on the same actions. Please could you take the following steps?
1) Complete the survey yourself? (Many thanks if you already have!)
2) Ask as many people as possible in Triratna to complete it as well.
Asking people personally is the most effective way to do this, either in person, over the phone or by email. Ask your friends from your chapter, GFR group, and/ or study group! Ask the friends you work with on Centre projects and events. If you have friends in other parts of the world, please ask them to complete it. Do you know anyone who is a Centre Chair, Mitra Convenor, President, member of the International Council etc? Get them involved!
Share the link on Facebook: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8LQFVS8
Please could you do this over the coming month? I will be in touch around the end of February to provide an update on how this is going. Don’t hestiate to get in touch with any questions, in the meantime.
With metta, gratitude and virya,
with Tejopala and other aspiring Eco-Sattvas