Becoming Ecologically Awake: Do We Love Life Enough?

  • Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre Dorje Denma Ling Shambhala Meditation Retreat Centre
  • 2280 Balmoral RdTatamagoucheNova ScotiaCanada B0K 1V0
  • Jul 13 - 15, 2018 (3 days)
  • Lodge - Single Room - CAD $370.00 Lodge - Double Room - CAD $300.00 Lodge - Couple Room - CAD $300.00 Lodge - Triple Room - CAD $280.00 Drala Cabin single occupancy - CAD $350.00 Drala Cabin double occupancy - CAD $280.00…

About This Event

“Is it possible that humanity will love life enough to save it?” – E.O. Wilson

We are facing the most defining issue of our time – the destruction of the vast web of life that is our planet’s life-support system. Yet, as conservationist, Carl Safina, writes, “Why does it always seem that people are so unmoved, for so long, on matters of great urgency?” And where do we find the courage, insight, and the passion to act?

A way forward will require a change in our worldview, a new narrative and ethic that sees all of nature and the lives of human beings as equal.

Our journey begins with the showing of Albatross, a powerful and poignant film by Chris Jordan:

“I want people to watch this film and feel sadness and rage and realise that comes from a place of love. Don’t pull the plug out of the bathtub just yet; don’t let all that raw emotion drain away. Once you feel love, you can be more courageous and make more radical choices.”

Without this emotional connectivity, we distance ourselves from our world. Allowing ourselves to feel, we experience the rawness of being alive and the wonder of the natural world.

Join us in reflection, conversation, and outside walks, and in sharing personal stories and creative solutions. This retreat is an opportunity to remake ourselves as ecologically awake, competent, and active citizens of the earth. It is also a time to rediscover a very old and deep human connection to the natural world.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


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