Colloquy Downeast Blue Hill Maine

Colloquy Downeast

Spirited Conversations in Great Company

FacilitatorDenis Sweet
Date & TimeWednesdays, January 17, 24, 31 and February 7
1:00 pm -3:00 pm
LocationHoward Room, Blue Hill Public Library
Available Spaces15

“Nothing prepares us for the kind of environmental/geological changes that loom.” (The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis, 2015)

The Anthropocene, the name for our present age of human-induced global warming and climate disruption, mass extinction of species, ocean acidification, widespread desertification and pollution, confronts everyone and everything with a new reality, a new geological regime of existence for the Earth and a new human condition.

This Colloquy asks us to formulate in our own lives well considered ethical and spiritual responses to the reality of the Anthropocene. We discuss a film (“The Road”) and selected short readings by major writers such as Thomas Berry, the Dalai Lama, and Thich Nhat Hanh. To this we combine experiential learning practices such as meditation, journaling and centering prayer.

After a long teaching career at Bates College, Denis Sweet now lives in Blue Hill. At Bates he pioneered interdisciplinary courses that coupled philosophical and ecological investigations with an experiential component. He continues to teach a First-Year Seminar at Bates each fall.

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