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Many of our sangha feel there is a seamless continuity between inner development and outward engagement with the world. Insight meditation and other dharma practices are seen as enabling a more skillful response to the social and environmental challenges of our time. This page offers a list of organisations that inspire a more insightful and compassionate engagement as well as some upcoming events.

Organisations

SanghaSeva

SanghaSeva offers “Meditation in Action” retreats in India, Europe and Israel-Palestine. For more information about SanghaSeva retreats please visit SanghaSeva.org

One Earth Sangha

One Earth Sangha’s mission is to bring the essential wisdom and practices from the Buddhist tradition to collective engagement on climate change and other threats to our home. For more information about One Earth Sangha and upcoming events for 2019 visit One Earth Sangha

Ecodharma

The Eco-Dharma Centre is situated in a beautiful and wild part of the Catalan Pyrenees. They offer courses, events and retreats which support the realisation of human potential and the development of an ecological consciousness honouring our mutual belonging within the web of life – drawing on the Buddhist Dharma.

Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE)

Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) is a space for connecting to explore the breadth of possible Dharma responses to climate change and related issues.

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship aspires to cultivate the conditions for peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability within our selves, our communities, and the world.

 

Upcoming events

A Work That Reconnects Retreat at the Centre of Alternative Technology (CAT), mid Wales, UK
7 – 12 July, 2019

Do you find yourself yearning to connect more deeply with yourself and others in a natural environment? Would you like to be part of a small, inclusive and meditative community living in an eco-cabin for 5 days, and volunteering in the woodlands and gardens of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)? You are welcome to join us for a meditative exploration of connection with land, community and ecological action at CAT. The days will be framed by daily meditation, volunteer work, silent spaces and workshop exercises drawn from the “Work that Reconnects” created by Joanna Macy and colleagues. There will also be opportunities to learn about CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain project encouraging a rapid transition to a Zero-Carbon society. The retreat is run by Sanghaseva and facilitated by Julia Wallond and Gareth FyshFoskett. The retreat is suitable for activists needing a break from the coal face, or anyone wanting to connect more with themselves, the natural world and their deeper intentions for living in these times. You can find out more and book at Sanghaseva.org