Shambhala Members are Joining the People’s Climate March
PCM’s platform includes goals to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas pollution to combat climate change and improve public health, and also to ensure that investments are targeted to improve the lives of communities of color, indigenous peoples, low-income people, small farmers, women, and workers.
As Shambhalians, we might also see our involvement on an energetic level, taking the PCM as an opportunity to manifest our respect for the sacredness of the phenomenal world in a public space and invoke the dralas of the natural environment and human society to support us in fostering a relationship between the two that is mutually flourishing.
The Buddhist community will come together at 9:30 am at Upper Senate Park, near the start of the March. We will practice together and hear teachings from various traditions until around 10:45 am and then begin walking to join a larger Inter-Faith group as it lines up for the march on 3rd Street in front of the Capitol. The Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel will present a teaching on behalf of Shambhala at the gathering of the Buddhist sangha.
Upper Senate Park is a 5-minute walk from Union Station, the nearest Metro stop. The park is bordered by Delaware, New Jersey, and Constitution Avenues (map here). Look for Dharma banners near the round fountain on the upper level starting at 9:30 am.
Signs and banners can be hand-held or supported by wooden or PVC pipe poles. However, the poles cannot exceed ¾ inches in diameter and must have blunt ends and no protruding nails.
There are Shambhalians coming to Washington, DC from out of town. If you are willing and able to host fellow Shambhalians, please fill out this Google Form ASAP.