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.
SanghaSeva offers “Meditation in Action” retreats in India, Europe and Israel-Palestine.
Humanity in Action: Supporting a Safe Haven in Calais, France
14 – 20 May, 2020
This is comprised of two parts:
Humanity in Action Retreat: 14 – 17 May, 2020
Meditation in action retreat facilitated by SanghaSeva co-founder Nathan Glyde
Optional Sangha Volunteer Period: 17 – 20 May, 2020
Peer led Sangha volunteer period
According to the United Nations, there are currently around 26 million refugees and a further 3.5 million migrants worldwide. Nearly 30 million human beings (just like us) who have fled their homes in the face of war, persecution, income inequality, and the devastating effects of global climate change.
As a response to this complex and painful situation SanghaSeva is offering the Humanity in Action retreat for the fourth time. We will be bringing our meditation practice into action by working alongside grassroots organisations supporting refugees and migrants in Calais, France. In turn we will support each other as we open ourselves to engage directly with the ‘refugee’ crisis, fulfilling our hearts natural wish to respond with humanity when confronted with that which feels so inhumane.
We hope you can join us on the upcoming Humanity in Action retreat.
For more information please see the website: https://www.sanghaseva.org/comingup.html#haven
Or find it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2496782847211789/
All SanghaSeva retreats are facilitated by Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde. For more information and to book 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 2020 visit One Earth Sangha
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.
Update from Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE)
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.
Extinction Rebellion Buddhists
XR Buddhists at the International Rebellion
A group, initiated by Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE), has recently come together as Extinction Rebellion Buddhists
Click here to find out more or help spread the word.
The Work That Reconnects Retreat – 10th – 15th May 2020
Centre for Alternative Technology
I wanted to let you know that we are holding another retreat at CAT this year May 10th to 15th. My sense is that often people who come are looking for ways to find inspiration with how to live and respond to our times, recover from burnout, or want to nourish themselves through meditation and work on the land.
We have found over the last few years it can be a powerful way to build community and both nourish ourselves and find empowerment as we reorientate to our personal next steps in responding to the crises of our times.
You can download the flyer here: