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Ven. Pannavati - Creating a Compassionate World (Part 1)
Submitted by ericw94 on Fri, 6/12/2015, 8:48am
Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed a special set of teachings to help us understand the many questions that arise when considering how to engage our practice with our world. Should we try to make change? How can we do it without being angry? How can we let go of outcome? How do we create and encourage diversity and understand racism within ourselves and our world? As a leader in the vanguard of socially engaged Buddhism, Ven. Dr. Pannavati is uniquely qualified to guide contemporary students with an interest in living a skillful life for the benefit of all beings.
Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. She is a Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, a receiver of Vajrayana empowerments, and a transmission holder from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers. Ven. Pannavati is known for her ordination of Thai and Cambodian nuns, her service work with homeless youth, and her ministry to the "untouchables" in India. An international teacher, she advocates on behalf of disempowered women and youth globally, and insists on equality and respect in Buddhist life for both female monastics and lay sangha. She is the founder of My Place Inc., a program empowering young homeless people through education, jobs training, residential living, and social enterprise.
This podcast is part 1 of a multi-part series.
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