Climate and Consciousness
The Bigger Picture
2pm - 5.30pm Saturday 7th March
Venue: William Collyn Community Centre Wellbrook Way, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0GP
A half day event with keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and meditation experiments.
The aim of this event is to reflect on the bigger picture to understand the spiritual answers for the challenging times to come, with clear steps for how to attain the necessary tools to be spiritually prepared.
The rational approach taken during this series of ‘Climate and Consciousness’ events makes it accessible to everyone. We will emphasise the subject of attachments and dependencies, and how these unquestioned attachments are the real cause of our suffering. With this in mind, the meditation practices are aimed at attaining internal freedom.
The events promotes a spiritual high ground, whilst making it easy and practical for the novice to learn the steps to start the process. These are necessary tools to deal with the ups and downs on this rollercoaster of life.
Chloe Greenwood is a medical doctor who worked in General Practice, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy for 28 years. She worked at the Human Rights charity ‘Freedom from Torture’, as Head of Doctors. Chloe is an Interfaith Minister, Spiritual intelligence coach, and an advocate of Deep Adaptation, a model to help us to navigate these difficult times for the Earth and humanity.
Deep Adaptation is an approach founded by Jem Bendell, Professor of Sustainability at Lancaster University. His research paper, published in July of 2018, concluded “Recent research suggests that human societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress. A new approach which explores how to reduce harm and not make matters worse is important to develop.” The essence of his Deep Adaptation Agenda is to explore what we can do differently, given a new- found awareness of more recently available information on climate change and its implications. It expands the mainstream environmental movement’s focus on mitigation (e.g. lowering CO2 emissions) to considering how we can adapt to a coming climate tragedy.
Dr Prashant Kakoday
Dr Prashant Kakoday is based in Cambridge and has a background in E.N.T. surgery and integrated health. His main interest is in the relationship between the psyche, emotions, behaviour and health. Prashant has spoken on these subjects in many countries and institutions, including the W.H.O. and the Medical Teaching Program within the U.S.
Georgina Long is the Interfaith Coordinator for the Brahma Kumaris and has represented the University at the World Parliament of Religions 2019 held in Toronto, Canada. She is a Trustee for the World Congress of Faiths and the Religions for Peace - UK Women of Faith Network. Georgina has been a student and teacher of Raja Yoga meditation for 35 years.
Brahma Kumaris (UK) provide opportunities for people from all religious and cultural backgrounds to explore their own spirituality and learn skills of reflection and meditation based on Raja Yoga philosophy, which can help develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal well-being. Across the UK the Brahma Kumaris work with national and local organisations and community groups in such areas as inter-religious dialogue, youth programmes, prison outreach, social work and women’s and men’s groups. Brahma Kumaris (UK) was established as a charity in 1975 and charges no fees for any of its activities, being funded by voluntary contributions.