Earth Care Group

Earth Care Group

Last Saturday of the month: 8:30 AM
on Zoom
All are welcome

The Earth Care group was formed to apply Buddhist teachings to care for our planet in a thoughtful and meaningful way. The group provides an opportunity to apply elements of the Eightfold Path — particularly Right Intention and Right Action — and to use Right Speech in the group engagements. The group meets every month on the last Saturday at 8:30 AM Pacific time. The meetings largely focus on a set of diverse topics relating to the right actions we can take to mitigate climate change. The actions can be related to lifestyle choices, civic engagements, community services or whatever is motivating the participants to contribute and share in the discussions. The group will also serve as a container to deepen our connection to the earth through guided meditations, and discussions. Typically meetings will have a speaker who will be educating and contributing to topics on climate change and meaningful actions we can take.

SLACK CHANNEL

The group also has a Slack channel that is used as a platform for discussions, interactions, announcement of community events or sharing resources that benefit the Earth Care community. To join the Slack channel, please send an email to EarthCare.Dharma@Gmail.com requesting a link to join.

JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST

If you’d like to be added to the email distribution list of the Earth Care group, please send an email to EarthCare.Dharma@Gmail.com. We typically send one or two emails per month.

EARTH CARE RESOURCES

View a brief list of Earth Care Resources assembled for the 10th Anniversary of Vipassana Earth Care Week.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Earth Care Meeting: New Year and New Resolve: Caring for the Planet

On Zoom

January’s meeting will include a brief meditation and an orientation to today’s topic followed by break-room and large-group discussion.

Our reflection to start:
Do not try to save the whole world
or, do anything grandiose.
Instead, create a clearing
in the dense forest of your life
and wait there, patiently
until the song that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know how
to give yourself to this world
so worthy of rescue
—Martha Postlethwaite

If you have any questions, please contact the Earth Care group at EarthCare.Dharma@gmail.com

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 896 4547 9739
Passcode: 786010
One tap mobile
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Saturday, February 25, 2023, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Earth Care Meeting: Ayya Santacitta of the Alokha Earth Room in San Rafael

On Zoom

February’s meeting will feature Ayya Santacitta of the Alokha Earth Room in San Rafael.

If you have any questions, please contact the Earth Care group at EarthCare.Dharma@gmail.com

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89645479739?pwd=cG50SmViQ1hpaEFTSzdWNUY0Ky9PZz09

Meeting ID: 896 4547 9739
Passcode: 786010
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,89645479739#,,,,*786010# US (San Jose)
+16694449171,,89645479739#,,,,*786010# US


Saturday, March 25, 2023, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Earth Care Meeting: Going Vegan with Charity Kahn

On Zoom

Have you considered transitioning to a plant-based diet for health, environmental, or ethical reasons? Are you curious about what eating more plants and less meat+dairy would look like for you and your family? Do you have questions about how and why you might make these changes? Are you inspired, or resistant, or somewhere in the middle? Are you already eating plant-based but would like more community, education and support? The Earth Care meeting will offer insights and guidance on going Vegan.

Charity Kahn is a musician mother, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor and certified Qigong teacher in the SF Bay Area. She has been vegan since 2012. She leads PAEAN’s Vegan Journey for Planet Earth initiative.


Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Earth Care Meeting: Topic TBA