Our planet and the life on it are in crisis. Host, Marlena Willis, talks with guest Kirsten Rudestam, one of the core faculty of an upcoming year long program, Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy Training Program, on how the practice of mindfulness can sustain us and provide the skills to be spiritual caregivers of the natural world and support those who are doing work to face environmental crisis to do so with wisdom and compassion.
Kirsten Rudestam is an environmental educator, wilderness guide, and meditation teacher. She has a PhD in Environmental Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a facilitator for Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects and is a graduate from Sprit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders Program.