Contemplative Practice and Sacred Activism: the Practice of Nonviolence for Social Transformation, Online 5/4

Practice Center
Date / Time
May 4, 2023 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats

The Zoom link to participate in this event will be provided 24 hours before the start date. Please call 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

Thursday, 5 – 7 pm PT

In this presentation, Jan Willis, Professor of Religious Studies Emerita at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and scholar and teacher of Buddhism for almost fifty years, explores nonviolence—the heart of selfless and loving engagement for long-lasting social and societal change. Citing the necessity and urgency of nonviolence—from the Buddha’s sanghas being based on it, through Mahatma Gandhi-ji’s satyagraha movement, and from Howard Thurman’s “sacred activism” to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Civil Rights campaigns, Willis teaches us to see and use nonviolence as the most effective means to transform ourselves and our societies for the better.

Fee Information
  • General $50
  • Current SFZC Members $45
  • Sliding Scale 1: $30
  • Sliding Scale 2: $12.50

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