During this afternoon workshop Ayya Santacitta and Emily Coralyne will lead group exercises with the intention that participants depart with a sense of interdependence, inspiration, and practices to ground their activism in the sacredness of all life.
In these quarterly gatherings, we will incorporate ritual, contemplations, discussion, art, writing and other ways of representing what we feel and know. This will provide an opportunity for communal witnessing of our felt responses to the environmental suffering that is taking place all over the world, and especially in the lives of marginalized populations.
Even in these dark times, it’s possible to connect with the light that brings strength, joy and compassion for self and other, the land and those within our communities. Now more than ever each of us are needed to be carriers of light for one another and for the earth itself.
By cultivating wisdom, we can gain a deeper understanding of the impermanent and interconnected nature of life, investigate our perceptions, and vision the kind of world we truly want. With resilience and balance, we can remain grounded and steady, even amidst the chaos and uncertainty of crisis.
Sami Awad, Kazu Haga, and Miki Kastan in conversation with BPF Co-Director Kate Johnson. Please join us for an interdisciplinary, interfaith conversation on the practice of nonviolence, both internally and externally, as it relates to the current violence in Israel and Palestine.
Join Melanie Harris and Joshuah Brian Campbell for an exploration of liberation through the history of movement songs, Buddhist meditation, active listening, and being with the sacred tradition of African American Spirituals.
Learning Engaged Spirituality from Buddhist and Christian Saints and Bodhisattvas
December 9, 2023
Through meditation, prayer, and intimate conversations, we will connect with the “mystic heart,” where the teachings of Buddha and Christ converge. In this sacred space, join Adam Bucko and Kaira Jewel Lingo in an exploration of our unique callings and discern how to meet these times with compassion, resilience, and purpose.