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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Responses to Climate Change: Awareness, Action and Celebration

This was special community event featured guided meditations on our earthling identity, connection with the land, information and discussions on the urgency of climate change and how our community can engage with the challenge. Our teaching team: Wes "Scoop" Nisker (Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again!) Paul Hawken (Blessed Unrest) Joanna Macy (Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy) Donald Rothberg (Engaged Spiritual Life) James Baraz (Awakening Joy) Mark Coleman (Awake in the Wild) Malcolm Margolin (The Ohlone Way) and Bob Doppelt (From Me to We). Our performers: Jennifer Berezan Teja Bell Eve Decker and Nina Wise
2013-04-20 (1 day) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
2013-04-20 A Talk about the Land 31:28
  Malcolm Margolin
2013-04-20 From Me to We 53:12
  James Baraz and Bob Doppelt
2013-04-20 Climate and the Dance of Life 46:54
  Paul Hawken
2013-04-20 Connecting Inner and Outer Responses to Climate Change 37:37
  Donald Rothberg
At this time of climate disruption, we need powerful responses--integrating more "inner" spiritual practices and principles, on the one hand, with skill in "outer" responses, on the other. This integration or marriage can happen in many ways as we participate in the "great turning"--whether our primary emphasis, to use Joanna Macy's analysis, is stopping further damage from occurring, transforming our institutions, or helping to shift consciousness. Without this integration, however, spiritual practice runs the risk of becoming a kind of middle-class escapism and activism runs the risk of being caught in self-righteousness, attachment to views, demonization of the "enemy," and burnout. We need a new integration! We look at several dharma principles that can be the basis for such an integration, consider briefly how Spirit Rock is responding (and might respond further) to climate issues, and especially look at the figure of the bodhisattva.
2013-04-20 Active Hope 49:37
  Joanna Macy
2013-04-20 Reflections on the Day 26:30
  Nina Wise
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