The Burning House: A Parable for Our Times

Sunday 21st Apr 2024 - 10.00am to 4.00pm

How can we wake up and respond to the climate and ecological emergency? An ancient parable from the White Lotus Sutra could help us think creatively about this most pressing of issues.

Shantigarbha explored this parable in The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency (Windhorse Publications).

This is a day retreat for Dharmafarers concerned about the climate, Triratna Earth Sangha members, and eco-activists wishing to ground their work in a spiritual context.

About the retreat

•Support to process your responses to the climate and ecological emergency in a safe environment.

•Support in making the climate and ecological emergency part of your Dharma practice. How do you decide to get involved?

•Support for eco-activists to avoid burnout: training in nonviolence, love and wisdom.

About the course leader

Shantigarbha is a Buddhist mediator and activist. He is an experienced teacher of both Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1996, he was given the name Shantigarbha, which means ‘Seed or Womb of Peace’. Through his practice of Buddhism, he came across NVC and has been sharing it as a certified trainer since 2004. Within the Triratna Buddhist Community, he holds responsibilities as an Order Convenor, member of the International Council, trustee of the International Order Office and supporting restorative practices. He has trained members of Extinction Rebellion in Nonviolence and De-escalation skills and currently convenes the Triratna Earth Sangha. Find out more about Shantigarbha.

Please make a donation, which will include a contribution to cover Shantigarbha's travel costs


NB. Preparation is not required to participate.

Video of Shantigarbha's session on The Burning House (given at Buddhist Action Month, June 2020)

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