Viveka exploring the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds.
Specifically, this talk investigates:
Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias.
Understanding ‘implicit bias’, which is how thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions are influenced (largely unconsciously) by exposure to stereotypes and fears about targeted social groups.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 16:34Poetry read by Suvarnaprabha in a celebration of Sangharakshita’s 86th birthday held at the Triratna Buddhist Order Combined International Convention at Wymondham College 21 August 2011.
Complete with her singing the Jackson 5: “I’ll be there…”!
Many thanks to Savanna Jo Luraschi for pointing to this.
Sat, 26 May, 2012 - 20:27Poetry, collaboratively read, creates the soundtrack for imagery showing the transformation of retreat center land through collective effort. Archival footage of the community that came together to remodel the San Francisco Buddhist Center in the late 1990s, interwoven with excerpts from Sangharakshita’s talk on personal transformation, reminds us of what is possible.
Consider making a contribution to the San Francisco Buddhist Center to support efforts to improve conditions on the retreat center land shown in this video. Free Buddhist...