A Wisdom as Vast as the Ocean: Embodying Interdependence
The third annual Triratna Earth Sangha conference, climate café and puja
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November 2023
A group of Triratna Order members, Mitras and Friends worldwide who are deeply concerned about the climate and ecological crises we face and see it as part of their practice to do something about them. We are all too painfully aware of the Buddha’s core teaching that actions have consequences. The accelerating destruction of ecosystems in the natural world caused by greed, hatred and ignorance is causing untold suffering to beings of many kinds, and we feel that it is our duty as Buddhists to do what we can to raise awareness of the plight of the planet, demonstrate an alternative way of life based on stillness, simplicity and contentment and act to relieve suffering where we can. Facebook group, Slack channel.
(for speaker bios see below)
Buddhasevaka, Manchester, UK
Gunaketu, Oslo, Norway
Gunaketu completed an MSc in business ethics in 1993 and went onto help build the Manchester Buddhist Centre (a small piece of the New Society promoted by Sangharakshita). He was ordained in Triratna in 1996, and moved back to Oslo to start the Oslo Buddhistsenter in 2000. In 2008 he completed training as a Gestalt psychotherapist, and in 2013 completed training as a supervisor to psychotherapists. In addition to chairing the Oslo Buddhist Centre until 2022, running his private practice, help starting a business consultancy and teaching at the OsloMet University, he has engaged in activism in various ways. He is now employed part-time by the Buddhist Federation of Norway to promote sustainability amongst Buddhists in Norway and encourage young adults to apply Buddhist practice in their daily lives. He lives with his daughter, partner, her daughter and her friend in Oslo.
Shantigarbha, Bristol, UK