Mindfulness and Racial Justice

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Silver Spring, Maryland Community Online on Thursday Evening, July 2, 7:00 to 8:45 pm Open to All Online on Friday Evening, July 3, 7:00 to 8:45pm

Dear Still Water Friends,

On June 19th, Thay Phap Dung, a senior monastic Dharma teacher, posted on the Plum Village website some reflections on Racial Justice entitled “Engaging Together for Change: An Invitation.” In the first paragraph of the 3,000-word article Phap Dung noted that “racial justice and systemic inequalities” are intimately interconnected with other monumental challenges, including the pandemic, the climate and ecological crises, poverty, and the “imbalance of power and militarization of our world.” Underlying all these challenges is a “fundamental human crisis, the spiritual crisis.” I understand this crisis as having to do with how we... Continued

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