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Creating your own spiritual culture: Workshop feedback at the Camp for Climate A

Chris Philpott | 30.08.2006 21:09 | Climate Camp 2006 | Climate Chaos | Ecology

I have just held a Green Spirituality Workshop on Climate Change. I used the example of the way people are living at the Camp for Climate Action as an expression of spiritual teachings. The camp has created a true alternative spiritual culture.

Taoism teaches us to live simply - well, all the camp members are doing that here. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour as oneself - well, love is being generated here! Islam teaches us to be aware of our thoughts and actions and regular meetings in neighbourhoods at the camp mean people are becoming more aware of how their thoughts and actions affect others. Buddhism teaches us to practice compassion, and understanding, and relieve suffering - well, the Well-Being Tent offers that! Jainism teaches us to be non-violent, and the mediation team here are always on duty to help resolve any disputes, which might lead to mental or physical violence. Hinduism teaches us to act unselfishly, and the way volunteers work in the kitchens providing wholesome food is a great example of this.

I could go on, but here there is a true spiritual culture being created. Come and join us!

Chris Philpott


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  1. WTF is this mumbo-jumbo — Atheist
  2. Doh! — A Christian
  3. Atheism Is A Belief System — Live & Let Live
  4. Yawn! — OKDK
  5. Not Hippy Dippy Shit but Spiritual Values that Motivate — Chris Philpott