Deep Ecology, Mindfulness, & Climate Emergency: Insights from Scientists & Contemplative Traditions
|David Loy, Stephan Harding, Vandana Shiva|
|9 December 2021|
Can inner shifts in perspectives help us respond more skilfully to the climate and environmental crisis?
In this third Science & Wisdom LIVE dialogue, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Stephan Harding, and Dr. David Loy will discuss the urgent topic of the climate emergency and environmental crisis. This Dialogue is a collaboration between Science & Wisdom LIVE, The Global Tree Initiative, and the Compassion Institute (USA).
As scientists and activists warn us about the potential dangers ahead, new paradigms are emerging to help us navigate the challenges of our times. Deep Ecology invites us to experience (and act from) a deep feeling of our interconnectedness with the natural world. Similarly, contemplative practices (such as mindfulness and meditation) can deepen our sense of oneness with the living universe around us.
Does a skilful response to the environmental crisis follow spiritual development and a more mature awareness of our interdependence with nature? And how can we act in the world without becoming depressed or feeling powerless in the face of climate emergency?
We will hear from scientists and contemplative practitioners about what it takes to be an activist and induce change, while still keeping a positive mind.
Join the conversation LIVE on Zoom! You will receive a link via email after registering for the event. After the dialogue, there will be plenty of time for questions and debate.