Please join us Wednesday, October 12th for our Wednesday evening practice, which will be a form of embodied practice with Rev angel Kyodo williams. Note that this is part 2 of a two part set of activities; the other (first) part is linked here.
Seeing Suffering: Four Truths to Save Your Life – Part II
This evening follows up on the Saturday, October 8th talk, “Seeing Suffering: Four Truths to Save Your Life,” taking it beyond concept and landing it in the direct experience of embodied practice.
Rev angel will create space for engaging conversation and practice that disrupts limiting storylines and experiential exercises that help us manifest the liberating potential of the dharma through uncompromising practice.
Hands-on instruction will be offered to guide you to develop a deeper relationship with the suffering you inevitably carry in your own being, physically, psychologically, emotionally and socially. You’ll discover that you can access joy in the midst of suffering rather than
remain committed to the delusion of “when things are different than they are.”
This evening is a rare opportunity to experience what Rev. angel calls Third Way Training: bridging training of the heart-mind with training of the body-mind. As a result, we begin to release the fixation on mind-only practices that leave habit-patterns of ancestral, generational and day-to-day stress and anxiety intact.
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.”