"Buddhist Rebels Against Extinction"

October 2, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115)
Event poster featuring photos of a mountainous landscape and Karin Meyers

Karin Meyers, visiting assistant professor at Smith College, will examine how and why Western Buddhists are participating in Extinction Rebellion—a global movement against the social, economic and political structures causing the rapid deterioration of our climate and ecosystems. The talk will discuss current Buddhist responses to the climate emergency in the context of the 20th-century movement of "socially engaged Buddhism" initiated by Asian Buddhist teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh. This event is sponsored by the Department of Religion and Religious and Spiritual Life.

Contact Info

Harrison Blum
(413) 542-8149
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