Awakening in the Anthropocene Responding with Heart to
Global Climate Change
Saturday, September 16th
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
led by Kristin Barker
How can we wisely and compassionately respond to the developing environmental crisis? Often we feel helpless or overwhelmed by the size and scale of the problems. Join visiting teacher Kristin Barker to explore how our Buddhist practice can shape our individual and collective response to the planet’s needs, and we can become part of the emerging solution.
While in Bozeman Kristin will also be a guest teacher at the Insight Community’s weekly meeting on Thursday, September 14th, a featured speaker at the MT Racial Equity Project’s Forum on September 15th and give the following lecture that evening:
The Journey to a Positive White Identity
Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies
Friday September 15th
7:00 – 8:30 pm
with Judith Heilman, Director of the MT Racial Equity Project
Kristin has a gift for infusing the racial dialogue with compassion, understanding and the comfort of a vision for healing across racial divides. The Dharma Center highly recommends attending both the Forum and her lecture on Friday the 15th.
More about Kristin
Kristin is exploring what it means to practice a Buddhist response to environmental and social injustice. She is dedicated to cultivating broad-scale awakening to authentic earth relationship through meditation, sustainable living and advocacy. Kristin is an active member of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (DC), former board member of the Buddhist Insight Network, GreenFaith fellow and is currently being trained as a Community Dharma Leader through Spirit Rock. Kristin is the founder of One Earth Sangha and is also a co-founder of White Awake whose mission is to develop awareness of race dynamics among white people. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University, has worked as an independent consultant and staff member at several environmental organizations. Kristin is a native of New Mexico and currently lives in Washington DC.
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