White Heron Sangha

Socially Engaged Study and Practice (proposed)

  • 12 Aug 2018
  • 09 Dec 2018
  • 5 sessions
  • 12 Aug 2018, 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
  • 09 Sep 2018, 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
  • 14 Oct 2018, 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
  • 11 Nov 2018, 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
  • 09 Dec 2018, 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
  • WHS Meditation Center, Avila Village

This group will be peer led and will develop according to the needs/desires of the participants. However, I anticipate that it will include the following:

1. a beginning period of meditation

2. followed by discussion of relevant Dharma writings from Buddhist teachers such as David Loy, Donald Rothberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, HH the Dalai Lama, Bernie Glassman, Jon Kabat-Zinn and many others. These teachings may be in the form of articles, video presentations, audiorecordings or books.

The purpose of this Dharma study will be to deepen our understanding of how Buddhist teachings can extend to and inform our social/environmental activism. This study and practice may assist each of us in being more effective in our various individual attempts to reduce societal and environmental suffering. There may also be times when the group decides to take action as a whole on a particular issue; of course, in keeping with our 501c3 status, any such actions would be free of political/partisan endorsement or campaign activity.

If approved by the Board of Directors, this proposed group will meet monthly, on the second Sunday  at 3:30-5:00 PM, beginning August 12, 2018. While the group will be open to anyone who wants to attend, the hope is that a consistent, committed core group will form which will become supportive of deep sharing.

-Sharon Rippner

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