Please join us Saturday, October 8th for our Second Saturday morning schedule, which will include a dharma talk with Rev angel Kyodo williams. Note that this is part 1 of a two part set of activities; the other part is linked here.
Seeing Suffering: Four Truths to Save Your Life – Part I
10:20am – Meditation
10:40am – Rev. angel let Open Discussion with Questions and Responses (BZC teachers in the crowd to support)
11:00am – Rev. angel Dharma Talk with Questions and Responses
11:40am – Guided Service (OPTIONAL)
12:00pm – Community Lunch
Kyodo Sensei (as she is known in Zen circles) returns to her second home where she is a visiting teacher. Her Saturday morning dharma talks here are full bodied, deep dives into dharma that matters today. “Seeing Suffering: Four Truths to Save Your Life” is a remix of the classic first teaching of the historic Buddha. A perfect intro for beginners new and old.
Called “the most intriguing (and vocal) African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, angel Kyodo williams is an author, activist, master trainer and founder of the Center for Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of transformation and justice since her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker, and “a classic” by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield. She is one of only two black women Zen “Senseis” or teachers. She applies wisdom teachings and embodied practice to intractable social issues at the intersections of climate change, racial and economic justice, and is a preeminent thought leader of Transformative Social Change. Her 27 Days of Change online program and 3rd Way Leadership supports changemakers in inner meets outer change worldwide. Her work has been widely covered, including in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Ms., and Essence. angel notes, “Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.”