Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Warrior Principle, Climate Action (Sunday only)

with Acharya Martin Janowitz & Sahar Alsahlani

September 17th (2017)

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  • $45 Full Price
  • $75 Sponsor
  • $30 BSC Member
  • $20 Subsidized
Program Registration is Closed.

Please register on this page if you'd like to attend the symposium on Sunday, September 17th from 1-7pm ONLY. If you'd like to register for the full weekend please click here.


Our times call for bravery. 

The second annual climate change symposium, Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Warrior Principle, Climate Action, will support the cultivation of our innate courage as we engage with the ecological and social disruption that arise out of climate change. 

Hosted by the Boulder Shambhala Center, this symposium is designed for the greater community of faith practitioners, citizen activists, climate scientists, academics, artists, householders, parents and children. All who care about the future of our changing world are welcome.

Come explore the living tradition of warriorship, a tradition that invites us to respond to challenges with compassion and wisdom as it offers a path beyond hope and fear. Through warriorship we generate action that is grounded in a view of sacredness, action that has the power to heal and enliven as it reconnects us with ourselves, with others, and with the natural world.

Building on last year’s symposium, Living Beyond Hope and Fear: Social Confidence and Climate Change, this year’s event will provide participants with a sense of community, inspiration for the work ahead, and opportunities to engage.  

The full weekend will feature talks by main presenters Acharya Martin Janowitz and Muslim peace activist Sahar Alsahlani, an interfaith panel discussion moderated by Reverend Fletcher Harper, and entertainment by master storyteller Odds Bodkin. There will be breakout sessions, informal conversation, and ample locally grown food. Please join us!


See photos from our 2016 inaugural event, event map, program schedule and presenters bios at: at

About the presenters:

Sahar Alsahlani is a member of the Executive Council of Religions for Peace USA as a representative of the Al Khoei Foundation. She currently lives and works at Stony Point Retreat Center with the Community of Living Traditions.

Marty Janowitz Currently Marty is the Chair of the Nova Scotia Roundtable on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity; Chair of Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA) Institute — formerly Shambhala Institute; and Vice President and Practice Leader Sustainable Development — Stantec Consulting — focusing on community sustainability, climate change adaptation, corporate social responsibility, sustainable infrastructure and strategic sustainability performance. He is a member of the Halifax Strategic Urban Partnership Core Leadership Group; Envision Nova Scotia Steering Committee; and Buddhist Climate Change Initiative.

The Rev. Fletcher Harper Fletcher is an Episcopal priest and GreenFaith’s Executive Director. Under his leadership, GreenFaith has developed innovative programs linking religious belief and practice to the environment. An award-winning spiritual writer and nationally-recognized preacher on the environment, he teaches and speaks at houses of worship from a range of denominations in nationally and internationally about the moral, spiritual basis for environmental stewardship and justice. An Ashoka Fellow and author of GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Protect the Planet (Abingdon Press, 2015), Fletcher served as a parish priest for ten years and in leadership positions in the Episcopal Church before becoming GreenFaith’s leader. 

Odds Bodkin is the pseudonym of an American storyteller, musician, and author who has published a number of spoken and/or musical interpretations of traditional tales, as well as a number of original tales and children's books.