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A Day of Heartfulness for People of Color and Allies: Awakening the Legend of Maitreya Buddha
A Day of Mindfulness in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Led by Peggy Rowe and Larry Ward
What does it mean to practice love in these times? We explore America’s legacy of racial promise and dysfunction from the perspectives of Buddhist Psychology and neuroscience. We will enjoy noble silence, sitting meditation, movement meditation, total relaxation, eating meditation, a dharma talk, and community sharing. This is an opportunity to discover and enrich our embodiment of the future Buddha present within us now. Our collective and individual awakening is calling. Whatever our preoccupations or distractions, it is urgent to rouse the cave of our hearts to this highest of callings.
PLEASE BRING: a bag lunch and a blanket for total relaxation
Larry Ward, Phd. Teacher, Consultant, Social Artist|
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Larry is committed to individual and collective change. As a director of the Ecumenical Institute and Institute of Cultural Affairs for twenty years, he shared expertise in urban and rural projects, academy dean and master teacher. Prior to his PhD, he earned a B.A in Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Larry received his Christian ordination in 1972. He serves as a 43rd generation of the Lam Te Dhyana School receiving Dharma Teacher Transmission from Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. He leads retreats around the world, in Vietnam, China, Korea, Thailand, North America, Mexico, and France.
Dr. Peggy Rowe aspires to grow her heart as wide as the world. Her education is in counseling psychology and education. She is on the faculty of Atlantic University’s MA in Mindful Leadership. She co-authored two books, Making Friends with Time and Love’s Garden and is currently completing a book for parents and teachers practicing with children and young adults. She has been studying and traveling to support the teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh for 25 years. She received the dharma lamp from her teacher in 2001 and he married Peggy and Larry in 1994.
The East Bay Meditation Center continues the Buddhist tradition of depending on a Generosity-based "All-Dana" model to fund our Center. This means that EBMC does not have specific fees for events, but rather relies on the generosity of individuals to keep the Center operating.
We believe that our Generosity-based model is an essential component of attaining spiritual freedom, and allows the greatest accessibility to the Dharma for the greatest number of people.
All classes at the Center come with a financial cost. When registering, please consider donating to support the center. There is also an opportunity to give Dana at the event. Please note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you would like to explore any EBMC volunteer positions, please send an email expressing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
EBMC TEACHERS ARE NOT PAID BY THE CENTER. They offer their teaching on a Dana basis and you can offer Dana to them at the class.
In order to protect the health of community members with environmental illness, please do not wear fragranced products (including natural fragrances) or clothes laundered in fragranced products to EBMC.