Responding to the Cries of the World: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism (Class), CC 5/8 - 6/5

with Jisan Tova Green
Four Mondays, 7:30 – 9 pm

  May 8 – June 5 (no class May 29)
This year many of us feel a need to respond to the changing climate in our country and around the world that challenges our values around inclusivity, caring for all beings and the environment, and resolving conflicts. This class will illuminate a Buddhist context for taking action in the face of injustice. It will include readings from the teachings of the Buddha to contemporary Buddhist voices.
We will explore listening and upright speech as tools for social change. Drawing from Joanna Macy’s “work that reconnects,” we will examine obstacles to our own speaking up or taking action as well as how we can move through some of those obstacles with the support of others. 
Participants will be encouraged to take part in a socially engaged action—like serving a meal at a soup kitchen or attending a march or rally—during the duration of the class.

Fee: $80; $72, current SFZC members; $48, limited income. Some partial scholarships available.

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