What’s Up With Engaged Buddhism? Part 1: Who Gets To Speak? Sunday, May 20th 7–9pm May 18, 2012Posted by ebmc in Community EVENTS.
What’s Up With Engaged Buddhism? Part 1: Who Gets To Speak?
In this first installment of an event series, please join us for an “Inverted Q&A” and discussion with actively engaged Buddhists as we dig in to questions around power, authority, and who speaks for movements.
Alka Arora * David Loy * Donald Rothberg * Katie Loncke
moderated by Jen-Mei Wu
and featuring visual artist Kenji Liu
Sunday, May 20th
Oakland Peace Center
111 Fairmount, Fellowship Hall
Organized by Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Full event announcement: http://bpf.org/whats-up-with-engaged-buddhism
We live in times of great suffering. Imperialism, genocide, gender oppression, ecocide, racism, war, and exploitation of beings remains the status quo. But we also see signs of hope for collective liberation: from courageous eruptions for justice to slow-simmering healing and transformation.
Rooted in the work of Vietnamese Zen teacher and activist Thich Nhat Hanh, Engaged Buddhism has developed into a diverse worldwide movement of Buddhists and dharma-friendly meditators. We seek to connect and collaborate with anyone applying spiritual insights to bring about material liberation.
Come and share your insights from your sanghas, spiritual communities, healing work, and justice work. The future of Engaged Buddhism is up to all of us.
This is a dana- or donation-based event, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds! For those who can give financially to support our work, $5 is the suggested donation to cover the costs of the event. If you can give $10, $15, or more, please do!
P.S. We are planning some surprises for this event, and need your help! If you’d like to be part of a secret mission relating to the theme of the evening, please email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.P.S. To create a safer environment, especially for those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and chemical injury, we need everyone’s help! Please arrive free of scented products. Not sure how? Learn more here: http://bpf.org/whats-up-with-engaged-buddhism