Online Sacred Earth Sangha: Climate Crisis, Trauma Healing and Collective Action

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Online Sacred Earth Sangha: Climate Crisis, Trauma Healing and Collective Action
with Sensei Kritee Kanko
Monday, March 8th, 2021 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Hosted by the Sacred Earth Sangha

In this gathering, Kritee will dispel what, in her view, are myths around climate science that are common in the activist as well as Buddhist communities. We will then take a deep hard look at the scale of trauma we already face individually and collectively. Last but not the least, Kritee will share her understanding of how we can take meaningful and strategic collective actions for racial healing and putting down the fires of climate crisis. Kritee’s synthesis of myths surrounding climate crisis, racism, ethics and action is available as a YouTube video. We invite participants to listen to this video before the gathering so that we have processed some facts before we meet.

The NYI Sacred Earth Sangha is a community formed around deep practice and conscious engagement of the challenges of the climate crisis. Please join hosts Sebene Selassie, Lin Wang Gordon and Jon Aaron, as we invite monthly guest speakers and teachers to explore together what it means to meet our current reality with kindness and clarity, compassion and wisdom.


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Sensei Kritee Kanko, PhD

Sensei Kritee Kanko, PhD is a climate scientist, grief-ritual leader, a social permaculture teacher and a Zen priest. She is a Sensei in the Buddhist Zen lineage of Cold Mountain, founding dharma teacher of Boundless in Motion and a co-founder of Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center. She has served as an Ecodharma teacher for Earth-Love-Go (Lama Foundation), One Earth Sangha and Shogaku Zen Institute. As a scientist in the Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund, she helps implement climate-smart farming at scale in India. Kritee believes in identifying and releasing our personal and ecological grief and bringing our gifts into strategic collective actions. She is committed to learning from and bringing dharma to young adults, permaculture communities, LGBTQ, black, indigenous and other people of color. Kritee regularly lectures on the inseparability of climate and racial justice at national and international forums including World Council of Churches. Her articles and interviews have appeared in Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, Buddhadharma, Tikkun and several other Buddhist and climate advocacy outlets. Her interviews and articles on climate crisis can be accessed here. She lives with her husband Imtiaz Rangala, also a climate scientist, in Boulder, Colorado.

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