Saturday & Sunday
August 4th & 5th, 2018
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on both days
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society
2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
This workshop is organized by Against the Stream. Please register on their website by clicking here. (Registration required)
Sliding Scale $75 – $150, plus donations (dana) to the teachers for their time. Scholarships and work-study available, no one turned away due to lack of funds. See registration page for more info.
The work of building Beloved Community is hard – especially in these intensified, polarized times.
Yet there is also a great promise in these times. In a world where violence is accepted as the norm, building a culture of peace is going to be a messy process, and the “creative tension” that Dr. Martin Luther King talked about is necessary for growth.
The Dharma shows us that by learning to clearly see the roots of violence that exists in each of us, by learning to engage skillfully with the conflicts in our lives and in society, and by learning to speak powerfully in the face of systems of injustice, we can grow on our path to engendering an Awakened Sangha or a Beloved Community.
While there is great wisdom that comes both from the lineages of Buddhism and Dr. King, there is also a long history of patriarchy that has been transmitted in the teachings from both traditions. This daylong will draw from the wisdom and practices of Buddhist Dharma and Nonviolent Conflict Reconciliation, and will also critically examine its limitations, so that together as a group we can explore ways in which these teachings can continue to grow and serve the liberation of all beings.
By exploring the principles of nonviolence, analyzing the nature of conflict, learning to deal with intense emotions, and channeling our anger in skillful ways, we can move towards positive personal and systemic change.