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DHARMA TALKS

The posts below include dharma talks offered at Stone Creek Zen Center. To listen to a talk, you can use the player embedded in each post by clicking on the play button which looks like this:
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Racial Literacy and Dharma Monthly Book Club – Wednesday December 19

6:45 – 8:30 pm

All people are raised with cultural conditioning around race. If we were raised in the U.S., and especially if we identify as “white” or “European-descended,” our conditioning tends to include a value for colorblindness, which can make it difficult for to acknowledge, let alone investigate, our racial biases. This book group is intended to expand our racial literacy, as Micheal Eric Dyson puts it, to develop a more intimate understanding together of racial oppression and the suffering it causes across color lines in the U.S., and to engage this as our practice in Zen of turning towards suffering as the gate of awakening and liberation.

Pre-registration for the group is requested each month, so that everyone can have the page assignments, articles, and to consider the agreements before each meeting.

To register, or for more information please email:

stonecreek@sonic.net

Facilitated by: Hoka Chris Fortin and Dojin Sarah Emerson

The two teachers facilitating the group identify as white, U.S. citizens, and Zen Buddhist priests. We understand the limitations of our experiences in relation to race, and strive to bring cultural humility to our facilitation of these groups.

Next Meeting:  Wed. November 29 6-8pm

The book for November will be Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora.

 

Summer Reading:For July and August, we are suggesting three books: one non-fiction, one fiction, and one Dharma and Race specific.

For the Summer Reading, we are asking that everyone read at least one book…and all three if possible
The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
Now and then a book comes along that might in time touch the public and educate social commentators, policymakers, and politicians about a glaring wrong that we have been living with that we also somehow don’t know how to face. The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness…is such a work.” -The New York Review of Books
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Puliter Prize winner for fiction in 1986.A New York Times survey of writers and literary critics ranked it the best work of American fiction from 1981 to 2006. This novel looks at the family of Sethe in the aftermath of escaping slavery.

Radical Dharma, by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Dr. Jasmine Syedullah
Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening.

 

Previous Months:

-June: When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrice Khan-Cullors and asha bandale

-May: Homegoing by Ya’a Gyasi

-April: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

-March: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward and instead of an article, we are asking members to watch the film “I Am Not Your Negro” (available through PBS and streaming through Amazon)

- February:  Waking Up White by Peggy Irving

It was decided by the January group that going forward we will read one book per month, so beginning in Feb. and going forward we will read the whole book for each meeting.

-January: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

-December 13: Tears We Cannot Stop: a Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson pages 123-end
article: “We’re Still Here”
-November/December: Tears We Cannot Stop: a Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

November 8: pages 1-123

and article: “Waking Up to Whiteness” by Greg Snyder
https://www.lionsroar.com/waking-up-to-whiteness/

 

 

 

 

 

A Person Swims in Emotion

Dharma talk for October 21, 2018 by Korin Charlie Pokorny: A Person Swims in Emotion

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Understand that Something is Missing

Dharma talk for October 14, 2018 by Dojin Sarah Emerson: Understand that Something is Missing

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Giving a Talk

Dharma talk for October 7, 2018 by Annette Joay Lille: Giving a Talk

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Let the Dharma be a Light for Your Life

Dharma talk for September 30, 2018 by Jisho Warner: Let the Dharma be a Light for Your Life

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Becoming the Path

Dharma talk for September 23, 2018 by Onryu Mary Stares: Becoming the Path

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The Guest House: WEEKLY ZAZEN AND DISCUSSION GROUP – TUESDAY EVENINGS

Edmee and Burt are hosting a weekly gathering that will offer zazen and discussion open to anyone interested. Drop ins are welcome.

When: Tuesday 6:30 to-7:45 pm

Schedule
6:30 to 6:55 pm Zazen, silent meditation practice
7:00 to 7:45 pm Informal discussion

Please accept our invitation and “come as you are” to participate in an informal conversation about the impact of meditation practice in our lives: from Zen Buddhism to any other traditions. We will explore how to stay curious and open when confronted with the stress of daily life and work.

If you have any question, please send us an email:
Burt Quinn: burtquinn8@gmail.com
Edmee: edmeedanan@comcast.net