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Online Buddhism in Society Discussion Series with Mushim Patricia Ikeda

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Please join us on Saturday October 31st, 10:00am to 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time), for a “Buddhism in Society” online talk and Q&A session with Buddhist teacher, socially-engaged Buddhist activist and author Mushim Patricia Ikeda.

During her talk “Moving Forward Together: Forging Alliances with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Communities” Mushim will reflect on how the U.S.-based Movement for Black Lives has gained immense forward momentum since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis thrust centuries of anti-Blackness into public consciousness worldwide.

Mushim will talk about how to move forward together in this time of divisiveness and chaos and how to create more diverse, inclusive Sanghas and come closer to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities as allies, practicing cultural humility and respectful curiosity.

She will explore questions like “What is our relationship to the realization of Beloved Community described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?” or “Do we have a different vision of what a society based in compassion and wisdom might look like, feel like, sound like, be like, for ourselves and our children and grandchildren and all the many beings?”

Only days before the November election, we will gather together in deep listening and compassionate dialogue to explore, to learn from one another, and to deepen our insights.

Mushim Patricia Ikeda is a co-founder of East Bay Meditation Center in downtown Oakland, California. She is guiding teacher of EBMC’s award-winning yearlong program Practice in Transformative Action, secular mindfulness training for social justice activists, now going into its eighth year. She has published Buddhist writing in Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, and Buddhadharma magazines, and she is also known as one of the earliest published Asian American poets. Mushim is also a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant.

You can find more information about her on her website: www.mushimikeda.com

She would like those who plan to attend her online talk to read the “Agreements for Multicultural Interactions.”

“Buddhism in Society” aims to explore and understand how to bring the principles of awareness, mindfulness and creative responses to difficult problems present in our communities.

Please join us via Zoom:

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Meeting ID: 606 711 1411
Passcode: 100088
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During the discussion please mute yourself if you are in a noisy area, and remember to unmute yourself if you are speaking.


October 31, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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