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This Generation's Spiritual Calling

The Buddhist Climate Action Network is very happy to welcome Heather Lyn Mann and to sponsor an interfaith conversation led by Heather on Sunday, April 29 in Tampa. The event is free. We look forward to seeing you! Any questions please contact Andrew Rock at arock1@tampabay.rr.com

This panel discussion features an interfaith cross-section of religious and thought leaders interested in developing an effective, spiritual response to the climate challenge. Be part of the conversation to hear about transformative initiatives in America's coastal cities, and discover how faith communities of all kinds are joining together to re-frame the climate challenge not merely as a scientific, economic, or political crisis but as a spiritual opportunity.  

Heather Lyn Mann is a writer, mindfulness teacher, and environmental advocate. She founded and directed the Center for Resilient Cities, dedicated to supporting healthy, resilient people and communities. Battle-weary in 2007, Heather took a six-year time-out to sail, travelling with one question: how am I to live in a suffering world? Her inspiring memoir of her physical and spiritual journey, “Ocean of Insight: A Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to Hope,” was published in 2016.

Heather is a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who ordained her into the Order of Interbeing in 2006. She is a founder of the North American Earth Holders Sangha. Heather lives in South Carolina, where she leads the Charleston Community of Mindful Living, serves on the faculty of the Sophia Institute for social and environmental justice, and is active in the Higher Ground Collaborative, a diverse group of professionals, spiritual leaders, scientists, artists, and policy-makers concerned with rising sea level and other climate issues. Clearly, Heather has much to share with us in Tampa Bay.