Dates: Wednesdays: November 1st & 15th, December 6th & 20th, January 3rd & 17th, February 7th & 28th
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm PT
Meeting ID: 889 8094 3558
“The Buddha would be green” – H.H. The Dalai Lama
“Turning towards, rather than away is central to our Buddhist Practice and essential when facing this climate crisis. Together we find the strength, inspiration, and motivation to help save our planet.”
Please join us for The Marici Fellowship’s new series of Climate Conversations!
These discussions will be led by young adult Facilitators Mia Garcia and Colin Lamb, as well as long-time students of Sakya Monastery Ron Hogan and Teresa Lamb. Together we will explore this climate crisis from different perspectives, discover what people around the world are doing to make a difference, share how our Buddhist Practices help us, and so much more.
This intergenerational conversation is a safe space for all participants. We encourage young adults ages 18-30, along with those….. not quite that young to join in.
We will be using two books for this conversation/book discussion:
A Future We Can Love – Written by Susan Bauer -Wu. Inspired by climate conversations between H.H. Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg
All We Can Save – Essays written by women on the front lines of the Climate Movement. Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
Mia Garcia: My name is Mia Garcia and I have been practicing at Sakya Monastery in Seattle since 2021, taking refuge under H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche in early 2022. My Buddhist practice is central to all that I do. I graduated with my BA in Public Health-Global Health in 2020 and will begin my Master of Clinical Social Work program at the University of Washington this Fall. I have worked in emergency medicine, homelessness services, community mental health and crisis intervention. I spend much of my free time hiking, camping, or meditating in nature while following “Leave No Trace” principles. I am passionate about having discussions about the Climate Crisis and how this intersects with the health and well-being of all sentient beings on our planet, with a lens of cultivating wisdom, compassion and equanimity and a focus on ways we can all collaborate to address the climate crisis.
Colin Lamb: I am a long-time member of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism. I feel extremely grateful to have received Refuge Blessings from H.H. Dagchen Dorje Chang and H.E Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche and also for the opportunity to be an active volunteer for Marici Fellowship. After participating in many programs centered around Social Justice, food justice, and racial justice, as well as environmental restoration work, I recently received a BA in Political Economy, Global Studies, and Environmental Justice from Evergreen State College and am presently employed helping those who are houseless get connected to resources they need. I look forward to having a conversation on the Climate Crisis, hearing different perspectives, finding ways our Buddhist practice can help us envision a brighter more sustainable future, and creating pathways toward making positive changes in our lives.