October Engaged Buddhist Events: Sit, Walk, and Celebrate!
I just added three new events to the Engaged Buddhist calendar for October… one involves sitting, one involves walking, and one is pure celebration.
Full details are on the calendar page on this site; here’s the short version:
- Oct 2: The Peace Pagoda’s 25th Anniversary in Leverett, MA
- Oct 16: 10,000 Steps to Help Feed the Hungry organized by Buddhist Global Relief and Bhikkhu Bodhi, in South Orange, NJ
- Oct 17: Sidewalk Sit: Contemplative Communities Against Prop L in San Francisco
I've been practicing and studying the Buddha way since 1994, and exploring the question "What is engaged Buddhism?" since the late 90s.
As former executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and editor of its journal, Turning Wheel, I had the honor of meeting and working with many practitioners of engaged dharma, including Roshi Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy, Alan Senauke, and Robert Aitken Roshi.
I write about socially engaged Buddhism on my blog, "The Jizo Chronicles," as well as on the theme of personal and collective freedom on my website, "The Liberated Life Project." Through my Five Directions Consulting, I offer support to individuals and organizations who aspire to integrate awareness into their work.
I am interested in posting this information about a NYC retreat for social activists led by Lama John Makransky entitled “ACTIVE COMPASSION:
MEDITATIONS FROM TIBET
TO EMPOWER SERVICE AND ACTION
November 4-5, 2011 at Union Theological Seminary
Friday 7-9pm and Saturday 9:30-5pm
This retreat is for new and experienced meditators who serve others in family or community life, social service or social justice work. It is intended especially, though not exclusively, for people who are working for social-environmental justice and peace or in social service and who want to revitalize their inner or spiritual resources for their work.
Participants will explore meditation methods from Tibetan Buddhism that can bring out latent powers of compassion and wisdom from the ground of our being.
For more information or to register: http://www.utsnyc.edu/activecompassion
OR call Cathy Cornell 646-648-0731
Please spread the word widely! Scholarships are available and students are free!