KTD Monastery presents an all-day interactive event on the critical issue of climate change. We will look at the challenge and the
KTD Monastery presents an all-day interactive event on the critical issue of climate change. We will look at the challenge and the responsibility of responding to climate change from several points of view.
Renowned Hudson Valley Environmentalist Manna Jo Green will present a scientific overview of where we stand, and strategies for collaboration and action. KTD’s Abbott, Ven. Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin, will look at the issue from the perspective of the Buddhist worldview, and discuss unique traditional practices that relate to the environment, along with reflections on his home country of Bhutan, which is a global leader in environmental stewardship.
At our lunch break we will have “topic tables” for discussions on different aspects of the climate challenge. After lunch we will take part in a ceremonial tree planting on the KTD grounds.
Then the afternoon presentations will focus on our individual response to climate change, both inner and outer. Therapist Jenny Bates will lead a session presenting her work in the realm of climate grief. Finally, activist Michael Richardson of Rivers & Mountains GreenFaith will discuss how understanding the Buddhist principle of interdependence can lead us to see our responsibility in regard to the economy, especially around fossil fuel finance.
We can be part in making the changes that urgently need to happen by doing things as simple as changing where we bank. The program will conclude with some short practices of aspiration and dedication.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
335 Meads Mountain Road Woodstock, New York