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POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 28 – DHARMA AND WHITE PRIVILEGE: WAKING UP TOGETHER

Please note: because so may people reached out asking to reschedule because of the conflict with the women’s marches, the workshop is postponed until April 28

As white practitioners in the U.S., we have been, and are, shaped by social, economic and other systems that benefit us at the expense of people of color. To the extent that we are unaware of this system of white privilege and racial conditioning, we are not free to make skillful choices about how to act within it. Rather, we unwittingly behave in ways that lead to suffering for ourselves, our fellow practitioners, our community and the larger society.

In this 1/2 day of practice, guided meditation, self-reflection and dialog we will investigate our acculturated belief systems and how they serve as barriers to awakening, both our own and others’. We will explore ways of moving towards greater freedom and the opportunities for action that open as our minds become less encumbered by constructed identities.

Sat. April 28  11:30-4:30

To register, please send an email to:

dojinemerson@gmail.com

BYO bag lunch. Suggested donation $40, proceeds will go to support East Bay Meditation Center, no one turned away,.

Led by Crystal Johnson, Dojin Sarah Emerson.

Jisho Roshi

INTRODUCTION TO ZEN PRACTICE – FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

Our monthly introduction to Zen practice. Instruction in zazen and a chance to get to know the center. No pre-registration, no fee. Just come. 11 am – noon. Please note the time change as this used to be offered on Saturdays at 9 am.

We also are happy to now be able to offer this class by appointment, if this time does not work for your schedule.  Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling a different time.

Zazen is wholehearted sitting, dropping off thoughts and views and returning to life here and now, over and over.