MODULE 7: LOW CARBON LIVING AND DEEP ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
This session will explore what effective actions you might want to take to avert a climate catastrophe.
John Merson is one of the founding Directors of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute and has been a consultant to UNESCO, APEC, IUCN and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs. John will outline practical actions that individuals, households and community can take for low carbon living. We will discuss the moral values and positive benefits of engaged action.
Neil Gunningham will discuss principles of ‘Deep Adaptation’ building “resilience”, “relinquishing” climate risky practices “restoring” older values; and “reconciliation” which is all about living in harmony and peace.
We will look at actions in terms of whether they are personal, community-based or political and ask what are you passionate about? How can you best contribute to a low carbon revolution?
ABOUT THIS ONLINE COURSE:
Zen Teachers Subhana Barzaghi & Mari Rhydwen will be joined by experts in the fields of ecology, mindfulness, psychology, economics, Buddhist ethics and activism to explore how we can participate in charting a positive way forward to address the current climate crisis.
The course is open to everyone and you can join in from wherever you are via Zoom.
The aims of the Eco-dharma training are:
- to honour our intent to protect the earth and all beings
- to create the space for reflecting on the difficult feelings in response to the destruction of our natural world
- to encourage open dialogue, reflective inquiry and embodied practices to support deep learning and collective action
- to increase our active engagement with the world by cultivating clarity, courage integrity and compassion
- to deepen our relationship with nature and promote life sustaining systems and culture
- to be guided by the Buddha Dharma in responding to this ecological emergency
- to support an eco-dharma community
Dates for 2021
Week 1: 18 March 2021: What is Eco Dharma?
Week 2: 25 March 2021: A Scientific Update
Week 3: 1 April: Honouring Our Pain for the World
Week 4: 15 April: Seeing with New Eyes and Deep Listening
Week 5: 22 April: Seeing with New Eyes and Deep Listening
Week 6: 29 April: Addressing Big Picture Issues
Week 7: 6 May: Low Carbon Living and Deep Adaptation to Climate Change
Week 8: 13 May: Going Forth with Mindful Communication and Wise Action