Coming Up August 6–9! BPF in the Southwest
Schedule of Southwest Events
THURSDAY, August 6
70th Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Atomic Bombing:
Bearing Witness at Los Alamos
[TIME UPDATE:] 2–4pm (Open)
We will meet at Ashley Pond (20th St. and Trinity Dr.) in Los Alamos, NM.
Please bring a blanket, cushion, or portable chair for sitting meditation. Feat. Roshi Joan Halifax, Rev. James Lawson, and Father John Dear.
March with famed Civil Rights Leader (and legend) Rev. James Lawson (pictured at top), renowned Buddhist teacher and scholar Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D. (pictured above), and two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father John Dear. Roshi Joan will lead a silent meditation to bear witness to the travesty of nuclear devastation, and the healing that we can create together.
70,000 paper cranes (!!!) will be offered to honor the event. These symbols of peace and fulfilled wishes have been sent from Ecuador, San Salvador, France, the Netherlands, all across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. They have been folded by nuns, priests, Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims, school children, retired people, inmates at San Quentin and at New Mexico State Prison, and many more contributors.
FRIDAY, August 7
BPF: Introduction to Compassionate Confrontation
During Upaya Retreat (Registration Required)
Buddhist Peace Fellowship Co-Directors Dawn Haney (above left) and Katie Loncke (above right) Open to participants of Upaya Zen Center’s August 5–9 retreat, “Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” (Registration still open; Scholarships available)
The half-week retreat includes teachings by Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot; Father John Dear; Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi; Joshin Brian Byrnes, Vice Abbot; and Maia Duerr, MA.
SATURDAY, August 8
Santa Fe engaged Buddhist Meetup
[LOCATION UPDATE:] Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe
Come to Upaya Zen Center and meet like-minded local BPFers. Build community, get to know each other’s struggles and campaigns, and discuss the social justice issues you’re most passionate about. Let us know you are coming (or wish you could make it) by filling out this form.
SUNDAY, August 9
BPF at Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha
200 Rosemont Avenue, NE Albuquerque.
Climate change. Police brutality. Sexism. Economic injustice. As these and other forms of social suffering loom large, breaking our hearts almost constantly, how can dharma practice help us remain resilient while “compassionately confronting” systems of oppression? How can we combine our internal practice with the best of social movement strategy? How can we act wisely and urgently to co-create the loving, life-honoring society we wish to leave for future generations?
Join Dawn Haney and Katie Loncke, Co-Directors of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and leaders of a vibrant resurgence of young Buddhist activists, for a discussion on the integration of Buddhadharma and social justice.