Pause for the Planet
Pause for the Planet
Earth Day 2017
with NDF Teachers and Sangha
Saturday, April 22, 2017 

This earth is our mother, the home of all sentient life. Now more than ever, she needs our embodied support

Join Natural Dharma Fellowship, New Boston Sangha, Foundation for Active Compassion and other Boston Sanghas as we join together on Earth Day (April 22, 2017) in support of Mother Earth. You are invited to join this communal event of contemplative activism: Pause for the Planet.

The 2017 Boston Science March provides an appropriate venue for our communal event, which is related, but had its own internal mission to bring attention to our need to bear witness to the planet’s suffering.

As contemplatives and religious practitioners, we stand with the scientific community at a time when the voice of research and free inquiry are being suppressed. As citizens of this planet, concerned about the plight of our common home, we support for all processes that bring the truth of climate change to light. Let us demonstrate on behalf of the planet and those who protect her, and take mindfulness take the streets in a way that models discipline, strength, stillness, and peace.

What is the event? We will join the Science March in Boston, stopping along the route to sit in silent meditation as earth-witnesses for periods of 30-40 minutes at a time. We expect between 30 and 100 contemplatives to join us from multiple Boston sanghas.

When is the Event? April 22, 2017, mid-day (precise time TBA)

Where will we meet? Boston Common (precise location TBA)

Who will be there? Lama Willa, Lama Rod, Lopon Liz and many other

To download a PDF flier for this event, click here.

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12:30-1:00 pmGather at the Soldiers and Sailors monument on Boston Common. Pause for the Planet buttons will be distributed, and organizers will be on hand to greet you.
1:00-1:40 pmPause for the Planet begins. Silent Sitting Meditation at Waypoint #1
1:40-2:00 pmWalking Meditation (to Waypoint #2)
2:00-2:40 pmSilent Sitting Meditation at Waypoint #2
2:40-3:00 pmWalking Meditation (to Waypoint #3)
3:00-3:40 pmSitting Meditation at Waypoint #3
3:40-4:00 pmWalking Meditation to Dedication Waypoint
4:00-4:30 pmClosing Circle and Dedication
Meditators are welcome to join us at any Waypoint. The Waypoints are not yet determined, so (if you join late) look for the red prayer flag to find us in the Common.