Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Woodacre, CA 94973
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(You will be taken to Spirit Rock’s website for further information and registration)
Sliding Scale $75-200.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.
This event is organized by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is therefore not offered on a Gift Economy model. Scholarships may be available.
This special one-day workshop is a collaboration between the East Point Peace Academy and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
As we prepare for a new political reality in 2017, the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Dharma as taught by the Buddha are as timely as they have ever been. Building a disciplined movement for radical social change that maintains a commitment to compassion and interconnection may feel like they are at odds with each other. But Dr. King taught us that “power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”
The force of nonviolence combines power and love to bring about the changes we so desperately need. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the theory and the practice of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation as taught by Dr. King and it’s connections to the ancient Dharma. Through role-plays, small group work and mini lectures, we will explore the dynamics of human conflict, definitions of violence, misconceptions of nonviolence, and the principles and steps of Kingian Nonviolence, and the principles of socially engaged Buddhism.
Whether you are an organizer working for social change, a teacher trying to change the culture of your school or simply an individual trying to deal with the conflicts in your personal life, each person will walk away with new skills and a new perspective.