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The Face of Enlightenment Part 1: Meditations on Race and Social Justice (on Zoom) 7 pm

October 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Face of Enlightenment

This series will offer participants an opportunity to reflect on building compassion through the practice of Sending and Taking Meditation (Tonglen), contemplate the contributions of Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and mindfully explore racial differences.

The program will be contemplative-based with each session starting with Calm Abiding Meditation, followed by the main practice for that session and then closing prayers. There will also be time for discussion. Instructions will be given and no meditation experience is necessary. Attendance at every session is not required–join us when you can! The program will be led by Kathleen Thomas.

The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87929087960?pwd=N2F0Tk12VGVaTCtkUU1jTlppbDVDQT09

Meeting ID: 879 2908 7960
Passcode: Peace1

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kHS6B63PG; Passcode 055853

Click to download the text for the prayers:
Refuge and 4 Immeasurables
Dedication and Aspiration

Session 1: Developing compassion and opening our hearts: Bodhicitta and Tonglen
Greeting, explanation of Bodhicitta and compassionate motivation. Opening prayers, meditation instruction, Calm Abiding meditation. Explanation of Tonglen, guided Tonglen meditation on Peace and Justice. Discussion, closing prayers.

Free, donations accepted.


October 5, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm