Transforming Climate Anxiety

Join Thich Nhat Han’s monastic students, looking at the possibilities of change, and how we can contribute to the collective awakening and environmental revolution our fractured world so desperately needs.

Sun June 11th, 2023  | Central London

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Public Talk & Workshop

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. The last tickets for the workshop will be made available Thursday, June 8 at 7pm UK time.

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

Ticket Sales

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We are happy to announce that we were able to make 30 more tickets available for the afternoon workshop. They will be made available here tonight (June 8th) at 7pm UK time.

About the speaker

Sister Annabel is an English nun and the first western monastic ordained by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (in 1988). A veteran of the Greenham Common peace protests, and today a senior teacher in Plum Village, France. Her autobiography, True Virtue, was published by Parallax Press in 2019

Sister Annabel was born in England. She travels widely, leading meditation retreats and inspiring many with her unique teaching style throughout the world.

  • Sun June 11th, 2023.

  • 10:30
    Talk at Conway Hall
    25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

  • 13:00 
    Mindful Lunch at Lincoln’s Inn Fields or Red Lion Square (TBA – Please Bring your own lunch)

  • 14:30 – 17:30
    Climate Activism Workshop at Westminster Quaker House
    8 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

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Event Information

Event Venue

Conway Hall Ethical Society (Talk)
25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Westminster Quaker House (Workshop)
8 Hop Gardens, London WC2N 4EH

How do I get there?

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 – Mindful Lunch in the sun.
14:30-17:30 – 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.

Other Information

Cost & Donations

We have kept costs as low as possible to pay for the venue. At the end of the talk and workshop there will be an opportunity to donate towards the establishing of a UK meditation practice centre and the Plum Village construction fund.


Due to our small team of volunteers we are currently not able to offer refunds. However, please upload your ticket to TicketSwap where you might be able to sell it to another person.

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

Due to Easter we don't have a Wake Up session today, 30th of March☘️ Next weekend there is also no session due to the Monastic Tour events.
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