VRS Schedule

'Mindfulness for Earth' Up-Coming Events/Agenda
10.30 - 10.35 AM BST
Introduction to the World Environment Day & M4E Virtual Research Symposium
Dr. Tara de Mel & Dr. Kumanga Andrahennadi, Co-Founders of M4E
10.35 - 10.55 AM BST
Brief Talk & Guided Meditation
Ven. U. Dhammajiva Thero
10.55 - 11.00 AM BST
Introduction to Presentations 1-3
Dr. Tara de Mel, Co-Founder M4E
11.00 - 11.30 AM BST
Presentation 1: Contribution of VRS towards Stockholm +50
Dr. Iyad Abumoghli, Founder of UNEP Faith for Earth
11.30 - 12.00 PM BST
Presentation 2: ‘Thought Proliferation & Mindfulness in Protecting the Environment'
Bhante Chandaratna, Deputy Abbot, Nissarana Vanaya Monastery, Sri Lanka
12.00 - 12.30 PM BST
Presentation 3: ‘Assessing Seed Germination within a Meditation Monastery’
Dr. Iroja Caldera, Senior Lecturer, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
12.30 - 12.45 PM BST
Tea/Cofee Break
12.45 - 12.50 PM BST
Introduction to the Keynote Address & Presentation 4
Dr. Kumanga Andrahennadi, Co-Founder M4E
12.50 - 1.00 PM BST
Brief Talk
Ven. Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Founder of Bodhicharya International, Belgium
1.00 - 2.15 PM BST
Keynote Address: "Taking Your Seat and Taking a Stand: The Response-Abilities of Climate Awareness at an ‘All Hands On Deck’ Moment on Planet Earth"
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Founder of Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
2.15 - 2.45 PM BST
Presentation 4: ‘Reconnection: Meeting the Climate Crisis Inside-Out’
Jamie Bristow & Ruth Ormston, Co-Directors of Mindfulness Initiative, U.K.
2.45 - 3.00 PM BST
Tea/Coffee Break
3.00 - 3.05 PM BST
Introduction to Presentations 5-6
Dr. Tara de Mel, Co-Founder M4E
3.05 - 3.35 PM BST
Presentation 5: ‘The Inner Green Deal’
Liane Stephan, Managing Director, Awaris GmbH, Germany
3.35 - 4.05 PM BST
Presentation 6: ‘The AMBP Eco-Contemplative Framework: Addressing the Connection between the Climate Crisis and Mental Health Crisis’
Dr. Kumanga Andrahennadi, Founder of CALM, U.K. and Co-Founder of M4E
4.05 - 4.20 PM BST
Summary of Event
Dr. Tara de Mel, Co-Founder M4E
4.20 - 4.30 PM BST
Vote of Thanks and Way Forward
Dr. Kumanga Andrahennadi, Co-Founder M4E