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San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

By prasadachitta on Sun, 10 Jul, 2016 - 23:11

Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

By prasadachitta on Sun, 10 Jul, 2016 - 23:11

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.
  • How
  • ...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 2

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 23:24Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality - part 2

Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our...
Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10

Conditionality & Meditation with Vessantara, part 1

By jvalamalini on Wed, 8 Aug, 2012 - 08:10Vessantara talks at the Bristol Buddhist Centre about engaging with the concept of conditionality. Conditionality is a central theme of the Buddha’s teaching, and it is very helpful to bring our understanding of it into the arena of our meditation practice. During this evening we look at how to set up good conditions for our meditation to unfold in a natural, expansive way. We also explore how to meditate on conditionality, so that we take our understanding of it deeper,...