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Giving And Receiving Is Our Practice Of Compassion

Dharma talk for June 21, 2020 by Jisho Warner: Giving And Receiving Is Our Practice Of Compassion

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Bodhisattvas As Agents Of Change

Dharma talk for June 14, 2020 by Keiryu Liên Shutt: Bodhisattvas As Agents Of Change

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Sending and Receiving

Dharma talk for June 11, 2020 by Korin Charlie Pokorny: Sending and Receiving

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Sunday Dharma Talk June 14- Guest Speaker Rev. Liên Shutt

Rev. Liên Shutt is the founding teacher at Access to Zen (https://accesstozen.org) in Oakland, Ca.

Rev. Keiryu Liên Shutt is a  Dharma Heir of Zenkei Blanche Hartman in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.

Born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she began her meditation practice in the Insight tradition of Spirit Rock. She is a founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998. Her Soto Zen training began at Tassajara monastery where she lived from 2002-2005; after which, she practiced monastically in Japan and Vietnam.

While she has placed her trust and faith in Soto Zen, she continues to enjoy the deep silence of Insight practices and has completed retreats in the United States and Thailand. Drawing from her monastic experiences, she endeavors to share ways in which the deep settledness of traditional practices can be brought into everyday life. Liên’s strength as a teacher is in making Zen practice accessible to all.

While the zendo is closed, we will live stream our Sunday Dharma talk at 10:30am PST

Meditation from 10-1030am PST on the same zoom link (see below).

Click here to access Sunday talks livestreamed on our Youtube “channel”.

We will also be streaming the talks through Zoom. Please send an email for the Zoom meeting room link.

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Anti-racism resources

Each week we will post several options for engagement around racial justice and the Dharma practice of anti-racism.

This is by no means exhaustive! It is just meant as a place to start for those seeking a way to begin.

 

To Read

Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

The story of how indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge can work together for a healthy and equable world.

 

Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

“…The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality.  It is about power – which groups have it and which do not.”

 

The Inner Work of Racial Justice, by Rhonda Magee

    …a compassion-based approach to confront racial injustice and work toward personal healing

How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi

…understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson (narrative non-fiction)

…tells the story of the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and the western cities in search of a better life

Water Dancer, by Ta-Neshisi Coats (novel)

…a magical and transcendent story of the underground war between the slavers and the enslaved, including Harriet Tubman

 

To Watch

I Am Not Your Negro

a powerful documentary film bringing to life James’s Baldwins’s words about race in America, on Netflix

 

One Continuous Moment, One Continuous Practice, Dharma Talk by

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

…living in these times through our Practice

https://vimeo.com/426855720/ba70a55714

13th, directed by Ava DuVernay (documentary)

Netflix

    …explores the history of the disproportionate prison incarceration of African-Americans and the consequences that follow

 

George Floyd, the Minnesota Protests, Amaud Arbery and Amy Cooper

Tevor Noah  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Is0AQtUZ4

 

 

 

-Articles

Your Liberation is on the Line, by Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams

https://www.lionsroar.com/your-liberation-is-on-the-line/

 

Waking Up to Whiteness,by Greg Snyder

https://www.lionsroar.com/waking-up-to-whiteness/

 

White Supremacy Culture Characteristics, by Showing up for Racial Justice

https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html

…a look at organizational norms, ubiquitous in dominate culture, that don’t consider affects on those with cultural differences

 

We’ve Been Here All Along, by Funi Hsu

https://www.lionsroar.com/weve-been-here-all-along/

 

-Actions in the community:  while we acknowledge that not everyone is able to attend gatherings in the community because of health risks, we do want to offer possibilities for those who are able

Weekly Silent Gathering in Support of Black Lives Matter & Racial Justice

    Fridays, 5:00-6:00

Sebastopol, corner of Hwy 12 & Hwy 116

 

Postcard Writing, with Reclaim Our Vote

    …in support of the work against voter suppression and disenfranchisement

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/reclaim-our-vote-signup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction To Tonglen

Dharma talk for June 9, 2020 by Dojin Sarah Emerson: Introduction To Tonglen

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Don’t Go Back To Sleep

Dharma talk for June 7, 2020 by Dojin Sarah Emerson: Don’t Go Back To Sleep

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First Sit Down. Explore. Then Act.

Dharma talk for May 31, 2020 by Zenki Mary Mocine: First Sit Down. Explore. Then Act.

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Absolute Bodhicitta & Dynamic Inquiry

Dharma talk for May 24, 2020 by Korin Charlie Pokorny: Absolute Bodhicitta & Dynamic Inquiry

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