Tricycle’s Buddhism & Ecology Summit: Touching the Earth

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April 22, 2024


At the moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he reached down and touched the earth. Ever since this legendary event, the natural world has inspired Buddhist practice and thought all around the world.

Join us on Earth Day, April 22, 2024, for Tricycle’s Buddhism & Ecology Summit: Touching the Earth, a series of conversations with Buddhist teachers, writers, and environmental activists. Speakers at Tricycle’s Third Annual Buddhism and Ecology Summit include Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche on the earth-touching mudra, Kaira Jewel Lingo on a mindfulness practice from Plum Village’s Earth Holder Community, Jack Kornfield on how to sit like a tree, and many others. The summit is sponsored by The BESS Family Foundation.

Today we have largely lost our connection with nature,” David Loy has written in Tricycle. “But there is something special and precious about meditating outside and rediscovering our deep connection with the natural world. When we do, it becomes more evident to us that the world is not a collection of separate things but a confluence of natural processes that include us.”

The series will offer dharma talks and practices for establishing a deeper connection with the earth.

Register here.