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Love Letter To The Earth (Book Discussion)

2017/03/15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until 2017/04/05


Love Letter To The Earth (Book Discussion)lovelettertoearth

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Facilitators:  Jim and Jenny Ratigan

Dates:  March 15, 22, 29, April 5 (Wednesdays)

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Offering:  $40 per person

While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point. He believes that we need to move beyond the concept of the “environment,” as it leads people to experience themselves and Earth as two separate entities and to see the planet only in terms of what it can do for them. Thich Nhat Hanh points to the lack of meaning and connection in peoples’ lives as being the cause of our addiction to consumerism. He deems it vital that we recognize and respond to the stress we are putting on the Earth if civilization is to survive. Rejecting the conventional economic approach, Nhat Hanh shows that mindfulness and a spiritual revolution are needed to protect nature and limit climate change. Love Letter to the Earth is a hopeful book that gives us a path to follow by showing that change is possible only with the recognition that people and the planet are ultimately one and the same.  For the first session, please review Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, Chapter one ( pages 8-31).


10:00 am - 11:30 am
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