Weather Reports: The Climate of Now

Date: 

Monday, October 18, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, HDS, will present "The Climate of Compassion for all Beings."

Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, HDS, will present "The Climate of Compassion for all Beings."

We are not the only species that lives and loves and grieves on this planet. Janet Gyatso will focus on the phenomenology of being not just among humans but with all other sentient beings. How we can cultivate the capacity to have such experiences, in ways that might reform our ethical and spiritual practices? How might compassion and an understanding toward animals heighten and mirror reciprocal relationships toward each other. What does it mean not only to be human, but one species among many?

Brian Kirbis of Theasophia will open the conversation with a tea pouring. Each conversation will be conducted online by Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School.

This series is a Constellation Project in partnership with the Center of the Study of World Religions, Religion and Public Life, and the Planetary Health Alliance.

For more information, visit the event pageRegistration is required.

Contact: mnaughton@hds.harvard.edu