Action from Depth: Training in Radical and Applied Dharma - Eco-dharma and Green Earth Awakening Retreat 2021
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that the Action from Depth retreat with the Ecodharma team will be unable to go ahead in September.
We have been waiting and hoping that the team would be able to travel to the UK from Spain with minimal restrictions and quarantine. However, the quarantine requirements did not lift in time. Guhyapati, Ilaj and Alex are really disappointed, but look forward to future retreats with the Green Earth Awakening team.
We are excited to say that we have a new retreat to replace it. This will not be held by ecodharma, but by members of UK Triratna Buddhist community, with their own flavour of engaged Buddhism. We are fortunate that these teachers were available at such short notice. Please note the length has been shortened slightly.
For those acting on behalf of their community or environment, wanting to face into the ecological and social challenges we are currently seeing.
We are living in pivotal times, with challenges which are socio-political, cultural and spiritual in nature. There is a sense of people wanting to find sustainable ways to keep engaging and meeting these challenges. The Buddhist tradition offers dharmic and meditative practices which can support our aspirations.
The retreat aims to evoke and strengthen the ‘Eco-Sattva’ Spirit by
There will be meditation, talks, workshops, and simple land based connection and rituals. There will be an opportunity to stocktake your levels of resilience and reflect on what needs to be transformed to balance out what is depleted.
The retreat will be led by a team with experience of engaged Buddhism and activism.
Amaragita, Rose and Sinhaketu
Amaragita - My background is in community development and working with young people at risk and the professionals that support them. I worked for various social change movements and I have been a trainer facilitator and coach for 35 years. My passions are meditation and creating spaces for deep inquiry and celebration of the human condition. I have been leading intergenerational retreats and retreats for mothers for many years. I have engaged in actions with Extinction Rebellion and am keen to strengthen and deepen my Eco-sattva spirit. Currently, I am chair of Buddhafield and have been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community for 21 years.
Rose - I am a Processwork psychotherapist in training and conflict facilitator. I have been involved in campaigns and actions with climate and social justice groups throughout my adult life. I have been part of the Triratna community and Buddhafield for over 18 years and have been coordinator of the Green Earth Awakening Camp since its formation. I am excited by ways of relating and organising that support all aspects of ourselves, and our communities, towards effective collaboration and growth
Sinhaketu -I have been involved in XR since the ‘5 Bridges’ Campaign in London where I cut my teeth as a De-escalator with the NVC XR team. I am a XR de-escalator trainer. I specialise in community building through Focusing, NVC and Mindfulness and shall be introducing ‘Co-liberation Companioning’ on this retreat.
Dates 13th - 19th September (Arriving after 2.00 onwards Departing after lunch on Sunday)
Led by: Amaragita, Rose and Sinhaketu
Location: Frog Mill, nr. Throwleigh, Devon
Open to: Adults (see below for further information)
Experience level: All levels
Suggested donation: £450 generosity, £260 standard, £170 supported (For an explanation of donation levels check here) Vehicle pass: £10