Middlebury

 

October 5

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Film Screening:

"The Fire Inside: Place, Passion and the Primacy of Nature"

7:00-7:45 p.m.

Axinn 232

The film is a documentary that focuses on contemplative practice and asks provocative questions about our relationship to the natural world and the ecological crises that we face today. What is nature? And what is the human experience of that world? In the everyday push of our modern lives what connections have been lost and what remain? How do we cultivate wisdom, hope and compassion in the face of environmental degradation?
This film follows a small, diverse group of writers, activists and clergy on a contemplative retreat as they explore the wildness about them and the passion for place within them.
A  question and answer session with Director Phil Walker and Professor Gould immediately follows the screening.