Eco Dharma Course

Are you concerned about Climate Change? Well here’s a great way to learn more about the environment and yourself, the connections between all things, and how you can participate in charting a positive way forward.

Zen teachers Subhana Barzaghi and Mari Rhydwen are hosting an 8 week Eco-Dharma training course, on Thursday evenings from 6.30 to 9pm, in March, April & May. They will be joined by experts in their fields of ecology, mindfulness, psychology, economics, buddhist ethics and philosophy, and activism.

A detailed outline of the course can be found here

The course is open to everyone and you can join in from wherever you are, via Zoom.

Week 1: March 18   ‘What is Eco Dharma?‘ with Dr Mari Rhydwen & Subhana Barzaghi
Week 2: March 25   ‘A scientific update‘ with environmental scientist Dr Rosalie Chapple
Week 3: April 1      ‘Honouring our pain in the world‘ with Subhana Barzaghi & Dr Sally Gillespie (author ‘Climate Crisis & Consciousness’)
Week 4: April 15    ‘Seeing with new eyes and deep listening‘ with Subhana Barzaghi & Dr Mari Rhydwen
Week 5: April 22    ‘Principles of bearing witness & compassionate action‘ with Subhana & Carol Perry (Insight teacher & social activist) and Mari & Gerard Mazza (Contemplative Rebels)
Week 6: April 29    ‘Addressing big picture issues‘ with economist Sue Holmes and Professor Neil Gunningham (social scientist)
Week 7: May 6        ‘Low carbon living and deep adaptation to climate change‘ with Professor Neil Gunningham & Professor John Merson (Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute)
Week 8: May 13      ‘Going forth with mindful communication and wise action‘ with Carol Perry, Mari Rhydwen & Sage Ellis (Anthropocene Transition Network)

Fees:
Non member                                  $250
Member                                         $200
Concession –
unwaged, low wage or pensioner     $ 80

Bank transfers made to:
Sydney Zen Centre     BSB: 062 182     Account number: 1013 7103
Please tag payment with your name and the letters “ED”

If you’re interested in participating (especially if you wish to claim the Concession rate) please contact Julie Robinson, before paying, for the details: julesandco@live.com.au

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
18/03/2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi
25/03/2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi
01/04/2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi
15/04/2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi
22/04/2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi
29/04/2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi
06/05/2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi
13/05/2021 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi
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Subhana Barzaghi, a senior resident teacher of the Sydney Zen Centre, has been practising meditation for over 40 years. She has studied in Australia and California with John Tarrant Roshi, in Japan with Yamada Koun Roshi, and in Australia and Hawaii with Robert Aitken Roshi, the founder of the Diamond Sangha. Subhana received Dharma transmission in 1996 from Aitken Roshi and John Tarrant Roshi at our bush zendo, Kodoji Subhana Barzaghi is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, a mother of two children, and a grandmother. She was a founding member of the 'Bodhi Farm' community in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, where she lived for 20 years. She was also the founder of the Kuan Yin Zen Centre in Lismore. Subhana is a Registered Religious Marriage Celebrant, and also teaches in the Vipassana Insight Meditation tradition. She leads workshops, Zen sesshins and Vipassana retreats at a variety of centres in Australia and New Zealand. Subhana has mentored and appointed eight Apprentice Teachers in the Diamond Sangha tradition.