07 October 2019
10:00 (UTC +01:00)
20 October 2019
22:00 (UTC +01:00)
Lambeth Bridge, London, SE1 7, United Kingdom
Extinction Rebellion Buddhists
Join us in London in October and help us get the attention of the world.
We will be on Lambeth Bridge and have two daily check-ins at 9.30am and 6pm, if arriving at other times ask to see the co-ordinator for the XR Buddhists (Joe/Satya the first week, Amber the second). We’ll do walking meditation, sit at 1.30pm every day with the international XR community and more.
XR multi-faith groups and allied organisations are coming together to create a FAITH BRIDGE, to support the peaceful shut down of Westminster, London.
Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement stand with our fellow Buddhists in Extinction Rebellion at this most momentous of times.
The climate emergency brings both the most terrible of possibilities and the most transformational. The possible of mass extinction of life on this planet is forcing upon us a truth long forgotten by the so-called developed world: that all things are connected. We have lived too long in the delusion of separation, isolated from the astonishing grace and beauty of the life forms with which we share our world.
This delusional state has paved the way for the mortal damage our economies have visited on the Earth. And in our hearts we have also paid a heavy price: a sense of meaningless, and of personal and spiritual loneliness has become pervasive. The climate crisis demands that we choose between waking up to the truth of interdependence on each other and the non-human world, with all the beauty and gratitude this brings, or face terrible consequences.
And the way to this awakening is love. In Buddhist practice, as in many faith traditions in different forms, we invite this blossoming of a loving heart through meditation, ritual, and our wisdom teachings.
With our dear friends in this emerging and courageous movement, we sit and walk in the light of love and the spirit of the awakened heart.
May wisdom and love prevail.
We look forward to seeing you on the bridge… and invite your friends, Buddhist or not! The more of us the better.
With love and solidarity,
Joe, Satya & the XR Buddhists