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The Burning House: a Buddhist response to the climate and ecological emergency

What does Buddhism have to say about the climate and ecological emergency?

Buddhists give great importance to mindfulness, wisdom, compassion and interconnectedness, qualities that often make them deeply concerned about the environment and climate change.

The Burning House asks how we can wake up and respond to the crisis from a Buddhist perspective. It will be of interest both to Buddhists concerned about the climate, and to eco-activists wishing to ground their work in a spiritual context.

Visit The Burning House publisher’s page.

The Burning House book tour online and in-person


26        Online book launch as part of the Triratna Earth Sangha conference. 12 – 1pm. 

28        Bristol Buddhist Centre series concludes. Zoom link here. 7.15 – 9pm.

29        Discussions with Triratna International Council members. 

30        In-person/online book launch at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre. Sangha night: 7.30 – 9pm. Zoom link here. 


1        Online book launch for XR Buddhists UK. 7.30 – 9.30pm UK time. Details and Zoom link.

3        10.30am – 12.30pm: Part of in-person and online panel discussion with Maitridevi and Vajragupta on ‘Buddhism, the Environment and You’ at the North London Buddhist Centre. Also being broadcast live on YouTube. Promo video for morning panel discussion here.  Afternoon: Leading a workshop/retreat for NLBC regulars on the theme of the Burning House.

13        Online/in-person book launch at the Brighton Buddhist Centre. Dharma night: 7.30 – 9pm. 

20        Online book launch for the East Kent Buddhist Group. Sangha night: 7 – 9pm.


1-12        In-person talks and workshops at COP26, Glasgow. Details TBC. 

14            Afternoon at the London Buddhist Centre’s Buddhism and Deep Ecology day-retreat.

The Burning House online courses

Shantigarbha is offering Burning House eight-week online courses, hosted by the Buddhist Centre Online. Next course starts 16 October. Facilitation track available for Triratna Order Members.

To give you a taste of what you can expect in the course, in July 2020 Shantigarbha offered a session as part of Buddhist Action Month for TheBuddhistCentre.com. Here’s a video of the highlights from that session:

If you’d like to invite Shantigarbha to lead a session or event on this topic, please get in touch.