- Concerned about the environment and interested in mindfulness practice?
- A climate activist looking for ways of staying resourced?
- A Buddhist wanting to respond to the climate crisis and ecological emergency?
We are a Buddhist subgroup of Extinction Rebellion. We come together from many different traditions to respond to the climate and ecological emergencies. We believe non-violent direct action and Buddhist practice can be the same thing. We work to overcome systems of greed and oppression both in the world and in ourselves. We follow the principles and values of Extinction Rebellion.
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
Somerset Silent Rebellion in action outside Barclays Bank in Yeovil, Somerset 16th September 2023 At a recent meeting of the XR Buddhists Action Design Circle we discussed the themes from XR strategy of local engagement and outreach. We decided that it would be good to open up the discussion to the whole XR Buddhist sangha.…
A reflection by by Mat Osmond Three years ago I took part in civil resistance for the first time when I joined Extinction Rebellion for their October 2019 uprising. On my fourth day with XR I was finally arrested, minutes after my friend Satya Robin had been carried past me by six police officers, sobbing…
I spent most of 2021 planning for COP in Glasgow, I helped to organise an interfaith pilgrimage from London and Bristol all the way to Glasgow. I stayed in Glasgow for the duration of the conference, along with many other activists peacefully holding space in the streets. On the last night of the conference I…