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David Loy: Healing Ecology :: Langara on March 7

February 9, 2010

Buddhist scholar and activist David Loy lists key points from his talk Healing Ecology:

“Human civilization is a construct … This construct has led to a collective sense of alienation from the natural world, which causes dukkha … This dukkha involves a collective anxiety about what it means to be human – that is, a fundamental confusion about what we as a species should be doing … Our response to that alienation and anxiety – the collective attempt to secure or ‘self-ground’ ourselves technologically and economically – is making things worse … We cannot ‘return to nature’ because we have never left it, but we need to realize our nonduality with the rest of the biosphere, and what that implies … This will resolve our collective existential problem about what it means to be human. With us the biosphere becomes self-conscious. Our role today is to heal it, and thereby ourselves.”

Sunday, 7 March 2010
Doors open at 3:30pm … talk 4:00pm … Q&A 5:00pm
Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue – Newberry Hall (Room A130) [directions]

http://www.google.com/search?q=david+r+loy

Admission by donation
Open to all
No one turned away for lack of funds

Last updated on February 27 at 5:31 pm

David Loy: Update and Shambala Sun Article

December 13, 2009

The Interfaith Summer Institute has booked David Loy to speak at a conference it is hosting in Vancouver in March: 3/5/10 to 3/7/10. He also has kindly offered to do something with Vancouver BPF while he is in town. Sunday, March 7 is the most likely day for BPF.

Meanwhile, be sure to check out the latest David Loy article in the Shambhala Sun. Thanks to the Jizo Chronicles for the heads-up on this article.

Meditation in Prisons :: BPF Meeting :: Dec 7

November 18, 2009

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Meditation in Prisons: a follow-up discussion with Bridget MacKenzie and others involved in bringing meditation practice into BC prisons

Monday, Dec 7 :: 7:00–9:00pm
Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 East Broadway, Vancouver

Please join us to find out more about Vancouver BPF and to connect with others interested in contemporary social issues and action. The meeting will open with a short meditation followed by introductions and discussion.

The Dhamma Brothers: Meditation in Prison

October 10, 2009

a documentary based on personal transformation in prisons, where eastern philosophy and meditation are not widely practiced

Am Johal [context] will moderate a panel discussion on it with:

Gabor Maté – physician, writer, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction [bio]
Alison Granger Brown – recreation therapist at the Fraser Valley Institution
Anila Ann McNeil – Tibetan Buddhist nun and prison chaplain for Fraser Valley federal prisons
Bridget MacKenzie – prison chaplain for Fraser Valley federal prisons

image - from the movie - The Dhamma Brothers

Monday, 16 November 2009
Doors open at 6:15pm … film 7:00pm … panel 8:30pm
Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue – Newberry Hall (Room A130)

Admission by donation BUT RSVP to reserve a place;
no one will be turned away due to lack of funds;
all money raised will go to prison support groups: to Freedom Project Canada and to Women in2 Healing;
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***Note the six paragraphs on The Dhamma Brothers in this recent prison dharma article.

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The Dhamma Brothers :: Thursday, August 6

July 13, 2009

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Many thanks to Awake in Action, hosts for this screening of The Dhamma Brothers on Thursday, August 6. Doors open at 5:45pm, program starts at 6:00pm. By donation. [details]

The Climate Emergency: A Buddhist Response

May 9, 2009

A Buddhist Response to
The Climate Emergency

with an introduction by

David Loy and John Stanley

and contributions from

Dalai Lama XIV … Gyalwang Karmapa XVII … SakyaTrizin Rinpoche … Dudjom Rinpoche … Chatral Rinpoche … Thrangu Rinpoche … Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche … Ato Rinpoche … RinguTulku Rinpoche … Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche … Tsoknyi Rinpoche … Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche … Bhikkhu Bodhi … Robert Aitken … Joanna Macy … Joseph Goldstein … Taigen Dan Leighton … Susan Murphy … Matthieu Ricard … Hozan Alan Senauke … Lin Jensen … Thich Nhat Hanh [details]

Read the related pan-Buddhist declaration. And please sign it to show your support.

Video Links and Tom Lacey Editorial: Directions

December 23, 2008

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Great editorial by Tom Lacey and video links sidebar from BPF Tampa Bay. Videos of Robina Courtin, Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, Philippe Goldin, Matthieu Ricard, . . . [editorial and sidebar]

Brazier Workshop . . . Equanimity in Conflict

December 13, 2008

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Braziers in Vancouver :: Jan 27 to Feb 1

December 6, 2008

BPF Logo - SmallYou may have attended the Brazier workshop sponsored by Vancouver BPF two years ago. For details on that, click here.

If you did go to that workshop – and even more if you didn’t – you’ll want to be sure you catch this one. Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 31. Read the rest of this entry »

BPF Executive Director Ordained

September 23, 2008

from Hozan Alan Senauke…

Ekai Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, BPF’s executive director, received ordination as a Zen priest in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on Saturday, September 20th at San Francisco Zen Center, from her teacher Zenkei Blanche Hartman. A large circle of family, friends, dharma brothers and sisters were there to witness and celebrate.
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