Every year, the monastic community (Monks and nuns) go on a three month retreat called the “Rains Retreat” from mid July to mid October. During this period, they do not visit our centres for teachings as it’s a time for deepening their own practice.

While the monks and nuns are away, we will have some interesting guest speakers coming in to give the Friday Night talk.


Movie Night: Screening of ‘The Year Earth Changed’ 

The Year Earth Changed is a 2021 documentary film about the global lockdown and its impact on nature, directed by Tom Beard. The documentary is narrated by David Attenborough.

“Released ahead of Earth Day (April 22), the documentary The Year Earth Changed steps back to survey the consequences of the pandemic on the planet, offering a silver lining to a year many would rather forget.  The beloved British broadcaster David Attenborough, now 94, lends his velvety, statesmanlike voice to this BBC Natural History Unit special, which collects recent footage from South Africa to Alaska as researchers observe nature on the mend.  While Attenborough takes more of a back seat here than in earlier work like Planet Earth, this documentary continues his urgent, late-career focus on foregrounding the devastation brought about by humanity.” Annabel Brady-Brown, 2021, David Attenborough documentary The Year Earth Changed suggests silver lining ahead of Earth Day 2021 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-16/the-year-earth-changed-review-david-attenborough-documentary/100062704)

Read the full article here.

You may register on Eventbrite, however bookings aren’t essential.

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