A Wild Love for the World:
Joanna Macy on Grief, Gratitude, and Belonging
Offered May 22, 2021
Joanna Macy, author, teacher, and scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking, and deep ecology is joined by Stephanie Kaza, author of Green Buddhism and professor emerita of environmental studies, in an exploration of the state of the world, our grief and gratitude, and our deep belonging to the living Earth. This conversation includes their timely insights for the challenges facing us today: climate chaos, pandemic, economic collapse, racial injustice, and the undermining of democracy. Topics are drawn from Joanna’s new book, A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time (Shambhala, 2020), as well as the 30th anniversary updated edition of World as Lover, World as Self.
Buddhism, Race, and American Belonging:
An Asian American View
Offered March 21, 2021
Duncan Ryūken Williams and Chenxing Han draw from their recent books American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War and Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists to investigate the Asian American Buddhist experience. These groundbreaking books form the basis for a timely conversation on buried histories, trailblazing contributions, race and identity, belonging and refuge.
The Deepest Peace:
Contemplations From a Season of Stillness
Offered January 17, 2021
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, ordained Zen Buddhist priest, and Kaishin Unique Holland, Zen practitioner and educator, offer meditation, reading, and conversation on Sensei’s latest publication, The Deepest Peace: Contemplations From a Season of Stillness.
A Solstice Eve Sound Meditation
Offered Dec 20, 2020
Laurie Anderson has been practicing Buddhist meditation and investigating the nature of sound for more than forty-five years. This freely offered sound meditation explores some of what we might be learning about sound, communication, and empathy in the covid era. We were happy to present this program in collaboration with the Insight Meditation Society (IMS).
Mindfully Confronting Racism:
Buddhism and the Inner Work of Racial Justice
Rhonda Magee &
Offered Dec 12, 2020
In this practice and inquiry session, freely offered in support of BCBS, Rhonda Myozen Magee and Bhikkhu Anālayo explore how mindfulness can increase our capacity to address racism and other socially-constructed oppressions and vulnerabilities in our times.
A Conversation with Joseph Goldstein and Dawn Scott
Offered Nov 23, 2020
In this event BCBS co-founder Joseph Goldstein, BCBS teacher Dawn Scott, and BCBS Director of Studies William Edelglass explore how Buddhadharma is transmitted and transformed by a new generation. How do we remain grounded in the liberating wisdom and practices of the traditions we have inherited even as we directly address the turbulence and urgency of our times, and share these teachings with an ever-growing and changing community of practitioners?