Sacred Earth Sangha
Second Monday of the month | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Please join us for an evening of teaching, meditation, and discussion as we create a community around deep practice and conscious engagement of the challenges of the climate crisis.
In her recent manifesto, Declare Climate Emergency Now, teacher Thanissara offers some guiding principles around this work for our consideration:
With climate breakdown, we determine to shake off the spell of individualism and fabricated division. Instead, we work together to create new ways of being on this Earth that are collaborative, mutually supportive, empathetic, and authentic. Together, we can take courage and move through the fear of speaking out, of breaking rank, and of being disparaged. We speak up and out. We encourage ourselves and others to be mindful of our personal and communal carbon use. Together we commit to becoming more conscious. Together we are powerful.
With love for our beautiful planet, through deep reflection and direct action, let us work together to take courage, move through the fear, and respond consciously to this existential threat.
All are welcome. No previous meditation experience is required.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15
September 9th: Lin Gordon – Topic: Earth
Please join NYI teacher Lin Gordon as we explore the element of “earth”— the first our four elements study—to help ground us in the face of the climate crisis. We’ll process the news of the Amazon rainforest fires and watch a short film— “Joanna Macy and the Great Turning”. Together, we’ll explore putting the climate crisis in context and how to stay present to the world in these challenging times. There will be practices and group discussion.
October 14th: Jon Aaron and Sebene Selassie – Topic: Water
November 11th: Sebene Selassie and Lin Gordon – Topic: Fire
December 9th: Lin Gordon and Jon Aaron – Topic: Air