Rev. Fletcher Harper, Moderator
Vie Thorgren – Christian
Habiba Kabir – Sufi
Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny –Jewish
Adam Lobel - Buddhist
Click below to read a letter from Meg Wheatley and Adam Lobel about this innovate program.
The destructive trajectory of global warming will change the world as we know it.
-How should we respond?
-Hoping the tide will turn and exhausting ourselves in the process?
-Hiding in fear of our powerlessness?
-How can we meet this challenge and create a worthy future for ourselves and our families?
Let's find out.
Please join us at this groundbreaking climate change symposium - as much about how to promote sanity at a time of great change, as engaging with change itself. This weekend retreat provides an opportunity for activists, scientists, artists and others to explore how human fortitude, ingenuity and insight can create life-sustaining communities.
From the perspective of the symposium’s main presenters, our activity can be potent and of true service when arising from a heart of genuine confidence beyond hope and fear.
Our main speakers are Meg Wheatley, author and systems thinker, and Acharya Adam Lobel, Shambhala teacher and eco-warrior. Rev. Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith will lead an interfaith panel discussing how the experience of hope and fear impacts effective action. There is also an opportunity to attend a tribute piano concert to esteemed climate scientist, Charles David Keeling, by his daughter, pianist, Emily Takahashi.
The Boulder Shambhala Center, Naropa University’s Joanna Macy Center & Authentic Leadership Center
Please see the 'schedule' page (click here) for timing and session details. Solution-oriented sessions led by local and national leaders:
INTERFAITH PANEL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION:
“What is the experience and impact of hope and fear in activism?”
Moderated by Reverend Fletcher Harper, Director of Green Faith
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN
There will be an opportunity for children to participate on Saturday, August 13 between 10:30am-5pm and on Sunday morning they are welcome to join the Nature Walk accompanied by a parent. More detailed information will be posted on the schedule page as soon as it becomes available. Children may attend free of charge with a ticketed parent.
Boulder Shambhala Center, Bayard Cobb, Christopher Hormel, and Walter Taylor have donated a limited number of full scholarships for this program. To apply for a scholarship click the "scholarship application" button below.