Transforming Climate Anxiety
In these troubling times we all yearn for a better world. But many of us feel powerless and uncertain what we can do. Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) is blazingly clear: there’s one thing that we have the power to change-and which can make all the difference: our mind. How we see and think about things determines all the choices we make, the everyday actions we take (or avoid), how we relate to those we love (or oppose), and how we react in a crisis or when things don’t go our way.
Public talk at Conway Hall, London (10:30 – 12:30)
This talk by Sister Annabel offers us a path forward, opening us to the possibilities of change and how we can contribute to the collective awakening and environmental revolution our fractured world so desperately needs.
Happy Activists Change The World – Workshop (14:30 – 17:30)
Join the monastic students of Thich Nhat Hanh in a workshop focussing on how to keep your activism flame alive, prevent climate burn-out and act from a place of love, not anger.
The workshop highlights the importance of taking care of ourselves, rest and community. There will be several meditation practices and an opportunity to begin anew with Mother Earth.
Tickets for the talk and workshop can be purchased seperately. Due to high demand we now have a waiting list for the workshop, for which you can sign up here.
If you can learn how to transform your anger, sadness and despair, and if you can learn how to use loving speech and deep listening, you can become a real hero capable of offering happiness to many people.
Thich Nhat Hanh
From the book Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet
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The afternoon workshop is now sold out. There may be more tickets released closer to the event or on the day. If you’d like to be notified, please add yourself to the waiting list below.
Conway Hall is a 5 minute walk from Holborn tube station.
The Westminster Quaker House is a 5 min walk from Leicester Square, or a 20 minute walk from Conway Hall.
10:00 – Doors Open
10:15-12:30 Talk by Sister Annabel Laity
13:00 – Public Walking meditation
14:00-17:30 – Climate Workshop
Both Conway Hall and the Westminster Quaker House are wheelchair-accessible. The main activities all take place on the ground floor.
If you require any assistance or special needs, please e-mail us so that we can see how to assist you.
When you realize the Earth is so much more than simply your environment, you’ll be moved to protect her in the same way as you would yourself.
Thich Nhat Hanh