Sacred Earth Sangha at New York Insight Meditation Center
Meets 2nd Monday evening of every month
Please join us for an evening of teaching, meditation, and discussion as we create a community around deep practice and conscious engagement of the challenges of the climate crisis.
Currently, our world is a hot mess both ecologically and politically. We can react to our planetary crisis with fear and aversion playing out the same old patterns of separation and domination (right and wrong, us vs them, rational solutions for unfathomably complex problems). Or we can respond with intimacy and imagination, exploring with compassion and wisdom new ways of being.
Join New York Insight’s Sacred Earth Sangha (SES) in 2020 as we explore what it means to meet our current reality with kindness and clarity, compassion and wisdom. Now through August will be exploring the Buddh’as Eightfold Path as a map for cultivating intimacy and imagination in response to our present moment. We will make space for individual and collective grief and joy — becoming intimate with our experiences. We will also explore the imaginal — looking at the innovative and beautiful responses of humans and non-humans to our global challenges.
Come, join us in seeing clearly in 2020.
Monday, March 9, 2020, 7-9pm: Wise Speech (Part 1) – Sebene, Lin, and Jon
In the next two monthly sessions, we will cover Wise Speech in two parts. The first part in March will focus on the exploration of “Who” and “What” – who are we talking to internally and externally when it comes to climate change? Who are we having conversations with? Who are we NOT having conversation with? Who gets to set the conversation about climate change and be in the conversation? Who decides what problems and solutions to be talked about? As we explore our views of what are wise and true, how do we examine our positions and relations with the breadth of our consciousness and the power dynamics that have influenced our views? With what qualities do we hold these views?
In April, Part 2 of the Wise Speech, we will focus on “How” to speak our views and to have wise speech in different scenarios.
We invite you to join us in this rich exploration.
Monday, April 13, 2020, 7-9pm: Wise Speech (Part 2) – Sebene, Lin, and Jon
Monday, May 11, 2020, 7-9pm: Wise Action – Jon and Lin
Location: New York Insight Meditation Center, 28 W 27th St., 10th Floor (between Broadway and 6th Avenue)
All are welcome. No previous meditation experience is required.