Karen Mahon is a life long environmentalist, trainer and teacher. She was a principle architect in the landmark campaigns to protect the old-growth rainforests of Clayoquot Sound and the Great Bear Rainforests on Canada’s West coast. Since then she has been working to stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, develop and implement climate policy and organizing for climate justice.
Intertwined with her environmental work Karen has been a student and teacher focused on the intersection of the inner spiritual and emotional realms with the outer planetary and social crises. Steeped in Jungian psychology and Judaic and Christian mysticism, Karen has developed a framework for engaging with the climate crisis in a way that enlivens us and calls into deeper relationship with the world around us.
She lives on a tiny island off the coast of BC gardening and contemplating the paradoxical possibilities of a climate-driven mass spiritual awakening or apocalyptic social collapse.
Events with Karen Mahon
September 1, 2019
We are living through a time unlike any other. As we bear witness to the increasing severity of the climate crisis, we are faced with questions that cut to the very nature of who we are and the ultimate fate of our human species. With little framework to emotionally or spiritually process the magnitude of this experience, we may move into grief, anxiety, or emotional withdrawl. Climate Hope is an invitation to gather in community to build spiritual and emotional resilience to help us engage with the climate reality from a place of joy and productivity. Together, we will call…