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.

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


Earth Care Meeting: A Biologist’s Take on Climate Change and CO2 Removal with Barry Rothman

Saturday, February 24, 2024: 8:30 am — 10:00 am

In his talk, A Biologist’s Take on Climate Change and CO2 Removal, Barry will discuss carbon chemistry as it pertains to life and climate, and then review the methods presently available for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. One of his abiding interests is to make scientific information easily accessible to non-scientists.

Barry Rothman earned his PhD in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from Cal Tech and performed post-doctoral research at the University of Texas Medical Branch and at UC San Francisco. He was a Biology professor at San Francisco State University, where over a period of 29 years he ran a research lab, taught at all levels of the curriculum, and created and ran a program that helped disadvantaged and minority students gain entry to medical schools. Since semi-retirement, he has focused on yoga, meditation, continuing his interests in language and culture, and mentoring students who were previously incarcerated.

If you have any questions, please contact the Earth Care group at

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