Next week, the Buddhist Society is pleased to host a panel discussion bringing the ancient teachings of the Buddha into dialogue with one of the contemporary world's most pressing concerns:
"What (if anything) would the Buddha do about climate change?"
Wednesday 24 October at 8pm
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre
Denys Wilkinson Building
(that's the astrophysics building on Keble Road: http://tinyurl.com/2wnqw6s)
Our distinguished panel features (in no particular order):
- The Venerable Sila-Samiddho: a Bikkhu, or monk, at the Oxford Buddha Vihara with a BCS in Ecology and a PhD in environmental health, he has worked for the UN in Palestine and is a professional storyteller.
- Dr Lucy Ford: Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Brookes and a practicing Buddhist. In a previous incarnation she worked for Caroline Lucas MEP in Brussels as researcher and parliamentary assistant. She is passionate about how power operates, focusing on global political ecology and has been active in the green movement for quite some years.
- Catrina Pickering: Diversity co-ordinator at the Transition Network, previously with the Climate Outreach and Information Network and Winchester Action on Climate Change, as well as a practicing Nichiren Buddhist.
- Maitrisara: ordained within the Triratna Buddhist Order (formally WBO) and secretary of the Network of Engaged Buddhists. She has worked in education, mental wellbeing and community development for 25 years.