New XR Buddhists Action Group

Members of XR Buddhists sitting in the road in Parliament Square in front of lines of police.

2021 is going to be a big year for actions (pandemic willing!).  And XR Buddhists want to be prepared for it.   We’ve taken part in many actions as a group, including mass meditation, closing down banks for the afternoon, arrests for sitting in a road as well as online actions.  When we had our recent workshop on ‘how will XR Buddhists change the world in 2021’ I was really taken with the number of ideas people had for things that we could do.  These included:

  • Massive die in to show that climate change means suffering and death
  • Action in tufton street/think tanks
  • Earth day action in spring
  • Earth overshoot day action
  • Ordain trees
  • Rebellion of One
  • World Water Day
  • Action around flooding
  • Meditate outside Newspaper/Media Corporations
  • Meditate in Parks during lockdown with an info board
  • Coordinated actions (vigil/sits/ silent march) in different geographies on same day: i.e. Earth day or Nov UN Climate Change Conference
  • Mass chantings at the next Rebellion

We’d like to get a group together to discuss how we can turn these things into reality.  You don’t need to be arrestable to join this group!  Actions require lots of people, including people to take photos, to update media, to be a Legal Observer, to steward, to offer wellbeing and more.  

If you would like to keep in touch with this group please join the new actions Telegram channel here.  If you aren’t sure what Telegram is then you can email info@xrbuddhists.com. We will have our first meeting on Friday 5th March at 1700 and you can join that on zoom.  As ever, details of our events can be found on our events page. 

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