7/19/2019 7:00 PM -
SIMS at University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105) (
The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community is an inspiring and frank documentary produced a few years ago in which several prominent scientists, researchers, scholars, social/environmental activists, and grassroots activists, including Joanna Macy, address the spectrum of issues involved with global climate change. The documentary also showcases how different individuals and groups are addressing climate challenges and the need for more of us to engage in solutions. It’s a beautiful and heartfelt film that looks head-on at the problems, as our practice asks us to do in our lives.
This event will include a screening of the film with a discussion afterwards facilitated by Iris Antman and Ken Yasahara.
Ken began practicing with SIMS in 2011. After many years of individual action on environmental issues, he recognizes the need for larger-scale, collective action. He is grateful to have sangha members with whom he can explore Buddhist perspectives on addressing climate change and other societal challenges.
Iris has been practicing at SIMS since 2011. She became actively interested in working on climate change issues through her Buddhist lens about three and a half years ago and has worked with an interfaith climate action group, FACT, as well as with 350Seattle. The intersectionality of climate change with other social/economic/justice issues points to the interconnectedness of all beings and the nature of reality. “Grounding climate change activisim in the dharma allows for compassion and wisdom to open my heart as I try to understand climate change implications in my daily life and what I can do to make a positive impact."
Registration and Donation
No registration is needed. The suggested event donation is $5, or $10 for a benefactor donation for those with the means to make a larger donation. Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.
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