Buddhist Environmental Chaplaincy

On Saturday, October 14, from 9am to 4:30pm, the Sati Center is presenting an Introduction to Buddhist Environmental Chaplaincy with Gil Fronsdal, Kirsten Rudestam, and others.

Chaplains provide religious, spiritual, or profoundly humanistic support in significant and often difficult times. Buddhist chaplains do this with a focus on the mutually beneficial relationship between one’s capacity for attention, integrity, compassion, and inner freedom, and one’s capacity for healing, reconciliation, and living with meaning and purpose. Buddhist Environmental Chaplains add to this a focus on our intimate relationship with the natural world. As our world goes through massive and global environmental changes, Environmental Chaplaincy has a growing role in helping us respond to these changes.

This day will provide an introduction to the many activities of Environmental Chaplains and Buddhist Environmental Chaplains. This includes deepening, healing and celebrating our relationship with the natural world, addressing the emotional, existential and societal issues related to environmental changes, and finding ways to care for our biosphere that strengthen our com- passion, wisdom, and inner freedom. A range of speakers will talk about their work and reflections on this new and important field. The day will include presentations from a range of speakers with diverse experience in the field as well as exercises that demonstrate experiential approaches to Buddhist Environmental Chaplaincy.

Lunch provided so please RSVP at buddhistecochaplaincy@gmail.com. Use this email for questions.

 Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St., Redwood City, CA