Climate Change as a Spiritual Practice – with Adyashanti

We’d like to share the recording of a deeply anchoring and supportive conversation between Jonathan Gustin and Adyashanti around the important following questions:

How can Non-Duality inform our way of meeting this Climate Crisis?

How can we root ourselves in the peace of our true nature without avoiding the heartache of the world?

How can we welcome grief and anger without becoming overwhelmed or lost in separation?

In the Zoom conversation that we witnessed he mentioned interesting concepts around “optional and non optional suffering”, or absolute and relative suffering to address how we feel about the world at present.

He said that “Compassion is the link between the absolute and the relative” and that makes it a tool to navigate these times and make sense of where our “stuckness” can end, when despair or grief overwhelms us… So, in a sense “It’s ok not to feel ok”

Rachael and I invite you to listen to the recording here to enjoy this online gathering, which includes Zen buddhism references and some meditation and deep reflection practices too.

This conversation was preceded by a conversation With Joanna Macy on June 14th 2022, under the same theme “Climate Change as a Spiritual Practice”. The recording is here (watch from minute 05:35 only!) and an article by Rachael hereunder…

Adyashanti is an American spiritual teacher and author from the San Francisco Bay Area who offers talks, online study courses, and retreats in the United States and abroad. He is the author of numerous books, CDs and DVDs and, together with his wife Mukti, is the founder of Open Gate Sangha, which supports and makes available his teachings.

Jonathan Gustin is a purpose guide, psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and integral mentor in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. Jonathan is the founder and lead teacher of the Purpose Guides Institute and Green Sangha.  He also serves as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in the Consciousness and Transformation Studies program. Jonathan has co-taught with human potential pioneer George Leonard, Buddhist activist Joanna Macy and depth psychologist Bill Plotkin.  For more information on Jonathan Gustin check out the following: Purpose Guides Institute website

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