This calendar has been dormant for a while now…. Please let me know if you are interested in seeing it being revived and click here if you’d like to support my efforts to spend time on it again.
Every Friday from 3:30 to 5PM, the East Hawaii Branch of the Buddhist Peace Felowship sits in silence (“showing original peace” as Roshi Aitken would say) in front of the Federal Building in downtown Hilo, Hawaii. We alternate sitting for about 20 minutes and standing for a couple minutes. We have a BPF banner, bell, some cushions and a couple of big umbrellas. We have been doing this for several years. All are welcome.
Oct 6 – 7: Contemporary Perspectives on Buddhist Ethics, a conference featuring Damien Keown, Robert Thurman, Sallie King, Christopher Queen, and more. Where: Columbia University, NYC For more info: http://www.cbs.columbia.edu/buddhist_ethics/
Oct 15: Occupy the Present Moment in solidarity with OWS. Where: Santa Fe, NM For more info: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=248041111909680
Oct 15: Occupy the Present Moment in solidarity with OWS. Where: Vancouver, BC For more info: http://diydharma.org/events/occupy-present-moment
Oct 15: Public Meditation in solidarity with OWS. Where: Sacramento, CA, Cesar Chavez Park. For more info: http://www.facebook.com/SacUrbanDharma?sk=wall
Oct 15: Meditation at the Occupy Vermont event. Where: Montpelier, VT For more info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buddhist-Peace-Fellowship-Vermont-Chapter/181795268542840
Oct 16: Public Meditation at Occupy Wall Street. Where: New York City, meet at the steps of Trinity Church at 3 pm. For more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=226946297366121
Oct 16: Public Meditation for Occupy Detroit. Where: Detroit, MI, 3 pm at Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple. For more info/directions: http://www.stillpointzenbuddhisttemple.org/contact.html
Oct 16: Public Meditation at Occupy Oakland, organized by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and others. Where: Oakland, CA For more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163411150415628
Oct 16: “Being Present” Meditation, part of Occupy Wall Street/DC. Where: Washington, DC, Freedom Plaza For more info: http://wbpf.blogspot.com/
Oct 16: Occupy Seattle Meditation with Seattle BPF Chapter. Where: Seattle, WA, at 12 noon. More details to come…
Oct 16: “Be Present” with Occupy Wall Street. Where: Portland, OR, location to be announced. For more info: http://www.bpfportland.com/2011/10/be-present-with-occupy-wall-street.html
Oct 16: Public Meditation: Being “Present” at Occupy Boston. Where: Boston, MA, Dewey Square. For more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=222026024528478
Oct 18: Occupy San Francisco Meditation. Where: San Francisco, Union Square. For more info, click here.
Oct 22 – Nov 6: Sacred Sites Peacewalk for a Nuclear-Free World. Join Buddhist nun Jun-San (of the Peace Pagoda) on this interfaith walk along the California coast. Where: Start in San Luis Obispo, conclude in Vallejo. For more info: http://canuclearwalk.wordpress.com/
Oct 26 – 29: International Network of Engaged Buddhists Conference. Where: Bodh Gaya, India. For more info: http://www.inebnetwork.org/
Oct 29 – 30: Western Buddhism: Engaged Buddhism? An event with David Loy, Jan Willis, Ken Jones, and Fiona Nuttall. Where: Bristol, UK. For more info: http://www.westernchanfellowship.org/conference-2011.html
Oct 31 – Nov 4: Auschwitz Bearing Witness Retreat with Bernie Glassman and the Zen Peacemaker Community. Includes multi-national, multi-faith young adults. Where: Auschwitz/Birkenau, Poland. For more info: http://www.zenpeacemakers.org/international_activities/auschwitz/index.htm
Jan 7 – 20: Pilgrimage to India with Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Dharmacharya Shantum Seth. For more info: http://www.zenpeacemakers.org/events/tours/india_pilgrimage.php
Jan 13 – 17: Mindfulness Meditation Retreat at International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice. Where: near Chiang Mai, Thailand. For more info: http://womenforpeaceandjustice.org/courses-we-offer/meditation-retreats/
March 12 – 13: The Dharma of Living Systems and the Work that Reconnects with Joanna Macy. Where: Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM. For more info: http://www.upaya.org/programs/event.php?id=735
May 7 – 20: Social Engagement in the Holy Land // Zen Peacemakers’ 2012 Journey to Israel & Palestine with Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Rabbi Ohad Ezrahi. For more info: http://www.zenpeacemakers.org/events/tours/holy_land.php