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The Burning House – Book Launch

Online Zoom with Shantigarbha

Sunday June 19 , 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Shantigarbha, Buddhist activist, mediator and author, discusses his most recent book The Burning House: A Buddhist response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

We are living in an age of climate and ecological emergency. Shantigarbha suggests practical ways to make a difference, with personal stories, examples and guided reflections. He explores how to work with doubt, overwhelm, grief and anger; how to engage with the science of the climate debates; how to free yourself to align with life; and act with courage, humour and generosity. He argues that the climate and ecological emergency is Buddhist ‘business’, and that no one gets to sit this one out.


About the Author

Shantigarbha is a Buddhist mediator, activist and author. He is an experienced teacher of both Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). After studying Classics and Philosophy at Keble College, Oxford, he devoted himself full-time to the Buddha’s teachings. Ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1996, he was given the name Shantigarbha, which means ‘Seed or Womb of Peace’. Through his practice of Buddhism, he came across NVC and has been sharing it as a certified trainer since 2004.

Within the Triratna Buddhist Community, he holds responsibilities as an Order Convenor, a member of the International Council and supporting restorative practices.

He has trained members of Extinction Rebellion in Nonviolence and De-escalation skills.

His first book, I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication, came out in 2018. His latest book, published in 2021, is The Burning House: A Buddhist Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

For more information about Shantigarbha and his Nonviolent Communication activities, visit his website at www.SeedofPeace.org