We are happy to now offer online classes and teach ins that explore the intersection of Buddhist spiritual practice and social justice. Below are our current offerings, with more to come in the near future.
What’s My Role in the Revolution?
It’s been one year since the presidential election.
Does that reminder fill you with questions like:
- How do I maintain energy for this marathon, when everything requires a sprint?
- Am I doing enough? Am I doing the right things? Is it ok to meditate quietly while the world is burning?
- Can I be less judgey of folks who don’t or can’t get into the streets?
- Can I be less judgey of folks who get loud and angry in the streets?
Any of this familiar? If so, it might be time to revisit your role in the revolution.
As movement ancestor Grace Lee Boggs reminds us, “You don’t choose the times you live in, but you do choose who you want to be.” While we can’t change the channel to avoid natural and political disasters, we can decide how we want to respond.
Join Buddhist Peace Fellowship, MacArthur genius Ai-jen Poo, Shambhala teacher Shante Paradigm Smalls, and indigenous sovereignty activist Harmony Lambert (Chumash Nation) for a daylong online retreat to explore your role in the revolution.
We all have habits around anger. Some of us avoid it at all costs. Others embrace righteous rage as essential self defense. Trauma and anger (its presence, or conspicuous absence) often intertwine.
When you take this 7 week series, you will find:
Wise reflections from dharma teachers who care deeply about social justice
Techniques for working with rage, trauma, and betrayal
Exploration guides to discover your own relationship to anger
Tools to evaluate when rage is more skillful or less skillful for you
Sign up today to get access to UMad! We’ll release the entire 7 session program to you when you sign up, full of gems to help you touch into your anger with wisdom.
Waging Peace in Korea
Are you nervous or concerned about Trump’s posturing toward North Korea?
Do you want to learn from Korean diasporic solidarity groups about the front-lines struggle for peace, demilitarization, and unification on the Korean peninsula?
Wanna know how you can support fierce and inspiring Korean movements — not only to resist militarization, but to unify the peninsula, heal trauma that separates families and loved ones, and ultimately end all wars?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, this teach in is for you. It includes video and audio recordings of the original teach in (held in August 2017), guided practice on how to make the blue peace butterflies you see in the promotional images, plus links to further reading material and solidarity practices.
Sign up for Waging Peace in Korea today!