Please join us for meditation and a teach-in on the campaign for fair wages -- a push initiated by fast food workers in the US that has blossomed into a global movement for economic justice.
We will learn about the history and values behind this movement, work together to articulate its relationship to our spiritual practice, and discuss concrete, creative and meaningful ways to get involved and offer support if we so choose.
“It is not enough to sit on our zafus. These times call for compassionate action to be an integral part of our practice.” -Venerable Pannavati
The Interdependence Project welcomes this renowned Buddhist leader to our community for the first time. Don't miss what's sure to be an inspiring evening with this multi-lineage, humanitarian Buddhist teacher!
The traditional Buddhist teaching of the Four Minds is used to create awareness of the preciousness of human life, the truth of impermanence, the law of cause and effect, and the nature of suffering as we move about our lives. When contemplated along-side our consumption habits, the Four Minds help create a contrast between actions that promote general health and well-being, and actions that are harmful to our own health and that of our planet.
So many revolutions & reform movements end up simply replacing one gang of thugs with another. If we have not begun to transform our own greed, ill will and delusions, our efforts to address their institutionalized forms are likely to be useless, or worse.
Calling all Transformative Prayer, Meditation, Yoga, Wellness and Contemplative groups in NYC!!
As a part of a national call to Nine Minutes of Silence on Sat. Dec. 3rd (http://on.fb.me/tntrzX), We invite you to join our NYC coalition from 6pm - 7:09pm to practice and offer Nine Minutes of Silence with Occupy Wall Street.
The IDP, in conjunction with several other NYC based yoga and meditation communities, will be offering daily meditation sessions at Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park), homebase of the NYC "Occupy Wall Street" movement.
The goal of the sits will be to provide a ground of mindfulness and lovingkindness within the demonstration and to promote non-violence and peaceful action.
Ven. Dr. Pannavati has designed this special weekend 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?