The Dharma of Martin Luther King, Jr. with Alan Senauke, Jan 14

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Please join us Saturday, January 14th for our usual Saturday morning schedule, which will include a dharma talk by Alan Senauke. The talk will be at 11am and will follow a period of zazen starting at 10:20am. Meditation instruction will be at 9am.

After the talk there will be a community lunch at 12:30pm.

In a time when fear and violence mark the differences and divisions in the nation and in the world, we need spiritual guidance marked by inclusiveness and love. We can find this in the teachings of Buddha and in the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. And, of course, we can find these qualities in our own hearts.

as117Hozan Alan Senauke is a Zen priest, vice-abbot of Berkeley Zen Center in California. As a Buddhist activist Alan works closely with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He is on the core faculty of Upaya Zen Center’s chaplaincy training program. In 2007 he founded Clear View Project, developing Buddhist-based resources for social change in Asia and the U.S.  Alan presently serves as president of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, a U.S. body of Soto Zen priests. In other lives Alan is a father, a musician, and writer.

Access Notes: There is one short flight of stairs leading to the entrance to the building. Please press 3-0 to be buzzed in. The center is located at the top of a steeper second staircase of around 20 steps. A ramp and elevator are available via an alternate entrance; please email in advance if you need access. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. We are not yet a fragrance-free space; our hand soap is scented with essential oils. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at