Yanai Postelnik has been engaged with Extinction Rebellion since the declaration of rebellion in October 2018. He has participated in a number of non-violent direct actions, including the November 17th Rebellion Day, where 6000 activists blocked 5 central London bridges for the day, as well as blockading the BBC, calling for it to “Tell the Truth” in December, and has been arrested on two occasions. In July he faces a trial on criminal charges for blockading The International Petroleum Conference in London, together with a group of nine activists (including two other committed dharma practitioners) who super-glued themselves to the doors of the conference venue in Mayfair, in January. They have all entered pleas of not guilty – on the basis of necessity and justification. As a dharma teacher, leading retreats internationally over three decades, it has been a little bit of a change from silent retreats and sitting practice!