A Time to Go Deeper: Can the Climate Crisis Activate Meditation? [Online]

with Martin Janowitz

February 25th

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  • $20 Program Price
  • $30 Patron Price

Can the Climate Crisis Activate Meditation?
February 25th       
Led by Marty Janowitz 

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time
(7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time)

This is a time when uncertainty, menace, and defenselessness are vivid sensations in our world, intensified by crises affecting each and all of us. Many argue that environmental deterioration and particularly the surging global climate crisis is the most dangerous, existentially and locally. These accelerating environmental tragedies epitomize the fractured and destructive relationship between humans and the natural world and within our own lives—separated from our true, open, awake nature and natural interconnection with all beings.

Can we activate our inner being as a transformational force for sanity, environmental health, safety, and compassion? Can we raise our gaze in meditation to activate meditation in action?

This offering is part two of a five-part series. To register for this specific offering, please click here.

To register for the entire series, please click here. Registration for this program is capped at 150 participants; so, if you are interested, register early!


Marty Janowitz has been a student of mindfulness and Buddhism since meeting Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1970. He is a senior teacher (retired Acharya) within the Shambhala Buddhist lineage which pursues an integrated path of inner and societal transformation. 

Central to his practice has been Marty’s longtime dedication to environmental and sustainable action that expresses the heart of awareness. He is currently focused on sustainable community design and the interfaith climate movement.

Zoom Access:
This course will be offered online via Zoom at the dates and times (in Pacific Time Zone) listed above; use The Timezone Converter to determine your local class time. After registering for the course, you will receive instructions for joining course meetings.

This program is offered in collaboration with the following Shambhala Centers: Albuquerque, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Tucson.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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Since 1971 Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles has offered a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend.   More →