Our times call for bravery. This symposium will explore the genuine, living tradition of warriorship which offers a path beyond hope and fear, a way of responding to our world with courage, compassion and wisdom.
For anyone engaging with the realities of ecological and social disruption arising with climate change, these traditional teachings remind us how to return to center when we feel overwhelmed. They also reveal the possibility of action grounded in a view of sacredness, action which can both enliven us and effect healing through re-connection with ourselves, others and the natural world.
Hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Community, this symposium is designed for the greater community of faith practitioners, citizen activists, climate scientists, academics, artists, householders - anyone , in fact, with a stake in the outcomes of climate change, which is all of us. Building on last year’s symposium (Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate Change), this year’s event is intended to provide participants with a sense of community based on shared understanding of warriorship, action grounded in sacred view, as well as inspiration for the work ahead.
As of May 21, we are pleased to announce some program elements for our 2017 symposium: Marty Janowitz, senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition (acharya) will bring his insight, ready wit and experience with sustainability policy to the role of co-leader and plenary speaker. Founder and Executive Director of Greenfaith, Reverend Fletcher Harper, has agreed to return as moderator for an interfaith panel. We are also delighted to present master storyteller, Odds Bodkins with a special performance Saturday evening. As always, there will be ample opportunity to enjoy informal conversation and locally grown food. Further information, including the identity of our second co-plenary speaker and breakout session topics will be posted as soon as it is available.
We invite you to join us for an introductory program, June 9-10, 2017. Creating Enlightened Society: Sacred View to Sacred Activism will be led by Acharya Marty Janowitz. Read more (click here).