Green Earth Awakening 2017:

A colourful banner arrangement in the trees

A warm welcome! | Image © Steve Jackson 2015

Wednesday 20 — Sunday 24 September 2017.

A convergence of engaged Buddhism, community living, land skills, and creative responses towards social resilience. A drug and alcohol free forum for exchange and exploration, with bodywork, dance and music.

In turbulent times it can be easy to react from anger and fear. How do we find the motivation to effect positive change and to sustain that energy without sacrifice to ourselves? The principles taught by the Buddha are of universal benefit to those seeking to make effective and sustained engagement with the world.

We host a platform for groups and speakers such as D.A.N.C.E, Eco-dharma, Ecological Land Co-op, Radical Routes, Earth First!, Land Workers Alliance, The Tyndall Centre, Mindfulness4Change plus community groups, facilitators, eco-psychologists, activists, permaculture teachers, climate scientists and more.

The profits from this event will go towards funding the Buddhafield Charity and supporting groups, networks and individuals engaged in ecological and social resistance.

This year’s theme; Embracing Simplicity. Let us strip back our complicated desires of possession and consumption to embrace our wilder selves. To simplify our lives does not lead to sacrifice and limitation. We will find ourselves fuller, wiser and with an enriched clarity of purpose.

Booking is now open!

We’re recruiting volunteers for the Buddhafield Café.You could consider joining the GEA Site Crew or volunteering with the GEA Steward Crew.

We post updates to the programme as they emerge, but if you still have questions, contact us about the GEA.

If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is tied up with mine, then let us work together.

Lila Watson, Aboriginal Activist, 1970s

Through talks, group discussion and practical workshops we will explore engaged buddhism, community living, land skills, nature connection and creative responses to social engagement. There will also be music, dance, body work, green crafts, healing area and all in a drink and drug free environment.

A proportion of GEA budget will be given to support groups, networks and individuals engaged in ecological and social resistance. We will be supporting those who dedicate themselves to promoting the rights of all life, now and for future generations. Last year we hosted Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement (DANCE) by providing free placements to active members. See also the DANCE Facebook page.

The following talks were given at The Green Earth Awakening in 2016,