Monday, July 1, 7:15pm
Feel free to join us for an open sitting at 5:30
The planet is in ecological crisis. We are in the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.
In this presentation (free and open to the public), a speaker from Extinction Rebellion Massachusetts will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of non-violent social movements. Afterwards, there will be time for discussion about the implications of this existential threat from the perspective of Buddhist practice and shared aspiration for the freedom and well-being of all.
All persons interested in a Buddhist perspective are welcome to participate.
Karin Meyers: From 2011 to 2018, Karin was Associate Professor at Rangjung Yeshe Institute Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies, where she also served as Director of the Masters Program in Buddhist Studies (from 2013-2018). In 2018 she taught at Princeton and George Washington University, and will be at Smith College in the fall. She is currently a Retreat Support Fellow at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Karin’s scholarly work focuses on Buddhist psychology, ethics, and contemplative systems; Buddhism and free will; and philosophical and religious studies perspectives on Buddhist ideas. From 1997-1998 she worked at the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and has taught several courses on “socially engaged Buddhism” over the years. She has practiced meditation in both Theravāda and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.