The Dalai Lama Visits DC; Sakyadhita Conference Updates
This is evolving into our mid-week miscellaneous news post!
Two important items of note this week:
1) His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be giving a free public talk in Washington, DC, on Saturday, July 9th. His talk is part of a historic “World Peace Event” at the U.S. Capitol (West Lawn) which begins at 9:30 am that day. For more information, visit this website.
2) The 12th Sakhyadhita International Biennial Conference on Buddhist Women is happening right now in Thailand. The theme this year is “Leading to Liberation,” and you can keep up with the happenings at the event on this official blog (there are some nice videos and photos there as well). There are also more updates and livestreaming on this Facebook Page.
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.