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September 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
What is a Climate Cafe?
The Climate Cafe is a group-directed discussion of climate change with no agenda; an informal and confidential conversation, supported by facilitators.
At the Climate Cafe everyone is welcome to join the conversation whether you are involved in climate action or not.
Climate cafés are open to anyone aged 18 or over who is worried about the climate and ecological crisis. A safe space to share, learn, talk and listen.
For more information about climate cafes, you can read more at Climate Psychology Alliance.
What attendees are saying about the Climate Cafe?
“I was fortunate to attend the Climate Cafe at Jamyang and was really glad I did. Quite different from what I expected (thought we would be sharing ideas on how to make a difference etc), rather we focused on deep connection and listening to our own and everyone’s feelings. I left the event at peace and inspired to continue on the journey. Grateful to Liz and Cynthia for beautifully holding the space and to everyone who attended – thank you and look forward to the next one” – Barbara
“This was my first time at a climate cafe and at first I questioned the value of just talking about my feelings around the climate crisis, I wanted to talk about what we were going to do about it! But I soon realised that deep self-enquiry into how the crisis affects me on an emotional level was absolutely what I needed, and precisely what’s missing from so much of the public conversation around climate change. Liz and Cynthia were so skilful in holding the space and guiding the conversation. I would fully recommend”. – Freddie
“Thank you for offering this space to connect with others around the climate emergency. I found the Climate Cafes a powerful reminder that we are not alone, that others share similar concerns and deep care for our environment and its beings. Connecting with others in this intimate and safe way created a great sense of belonging and, well, joy”. – Drolma
About the Facilitators:
Liz is an accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation and experienced facilitator; she is a Jamyang volunteer and has been a student with us since 2019.
Cynthia is a trained mediator with the Conflict Resolution Center in Santa Cruz, CA and served as a facilitator/mediator in civic and communal matters. Her passions for ecology, the climate crisis and communal living has led her to engaging in the climate cafes.
How to Join?
We suggest saving your spot ahead of time to help the facilitator to organise the event.
Donations are welcome: Jamyang relies on the kind donations of those who attend activities in the centre. The funds enable us to offer this type of class on a regular basis – we thank you for generosity.