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Racial and Social Justice as Dharma Practice

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 25, 2022

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A Multi Sangha Program open to all
Facilitated by: Hoka Chris Fortin and Doralee Grindler Katonah

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (PT)
The 4th Thursday of each month beginning March 24, 2022
On Zoom

If we were to simply walk past the fires of racism, sexism, and so on because illusions of separation exist within them, we may well be walking past one of the widest gateways to enlightenment.

— Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, The Way of Tenderness

The Racial and Social Justice as Dharma Practice Group is committed to study, intimate investigation and conversation, and embodied bodhisattva practice to actualize personal and collective freedom for all beings.

We understand that we have grown up with systems of ‘baked-in’ oppression which harm us and others. Racial, social, and economic disparities permeate these systems. We strive to wake up to these unconscious identities and use them to develop compassion and wisdom.

We embrace that we cannot do this kind of work alone and that it is in supportive community and through our Bodhisattva Vow that the potential for transformation and the ability to live a life devoted to ending suffering is possible.

We recognize that there is no ‘right’ way or script for action; that we are discerning and asking ‘what are we called to do now, unique to our life circumstances, and moment to moment.’

We practice being present in the midst of suffering and offer our full aliveness for the liberation of all beings everywhere.

To Register

Pre-registration for the group is requested each month, so that everyone can have the materials for the evening and consider the agreements before each meeting.

To register, or for more information please email: chrisfortin@comcast.net or grindkaton@icloud.com. The Zoom link is sent out each month.

Current literature and timely resources inform our monthly meetings and will be sent on registration.

Facilitated by: Hoka Chris Fortin and Doralee Grindler Katonah

The two teachers facilitating the group identify as white, U.S. citizens, and Zen Buddhist priests. We understand the limitations of our experiences in relation to race and strive to bring cultural humility to our facilitation of these groups.

Dana

Dana is always welcome and will be donated by RSJD to an organization dedicated to racial and social justice.

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Organizer

Chris Fortin
Email:
chrisfortin@comcast.net
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