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The International Western Dharma Teachers’ Gathering will take place online, 20th-24th October 2021.
Bookings and more details (including scholarship applications)
The Steering Committee, which includes Triratna’s Vimalasara, are now inviting proposals for workshops. They write:
“We are happy to invite workshop proposals for the International Western Dharma Teachers Virtual Gathering between October 20-24, 2021 to offer a full, enriching and authentic experience for teachers.
This year’s theme is Facing Truth: Love, Equity & Justice on the Path of Awakening and we are seeking 1-hour workshops related to the following topics:
Environmental Justice and climate change
Difficult conversations: race, class, gender
The foundation of faith in Buddhist practice
What does it mean to live the Dharma?
Co-operation between sanghas and between Buddhist teachers
Socially engaged Buddhism
Christianity/liberation theology and buddhism
Secular v. religious buddhism
Buddhism/buddhist practice and kids/young people
Systemic othering of people
Proposals are due February 28, 2021. All completed submissions will be reviewed by the Steering Committee and notifications will be sent out in April. Additional guidelines and FAQ’s can be found here.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
The Steering Committee
Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin
Dharmavidya (David Brazier)
Venerable Pannavati Bhikkuni
Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips”