Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

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

Redistribution of Wealth :: Mar 5 to 7

December 14, 2009

image - 2010_conference_flyer_front - from interfaithjustpeace.org … link to interfaithjustpeace.org
REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH:
Economic and Environmental Justice from Indigenous and Faith Perspectives

A conference which draws on faith traditions to present alternatives in the context of the global economic crisis – presented by the Interfaith Summer Institute

March 5 to 7, 2010

Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St, Vancouver (Coast Salish Territory)
British Columbia, Canada
[map]

$35 – $100 sliding scale; no one will be turned away for lack of funds

[details + registration]

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.

Animal Advocacy Camp :: Jan 23

December 13, 2009

image - logo_AnimalAdvocacyCamp - from animaladvocacycamp.ca … link to animaladvocacycamp.ca
Animal Advocacy Camp: a day of learning about taking effective action for animals

Saturday, Jan 23
10:00am–5:00pm
Doors Open at 9:00am
[details + registration]

Vancouver Public Library: Central Branch
Alice MacKay Room
350 West Georgia Street

lunch included :: free admission :: registration required

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;
RSVP – Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment below

***Note the six paragraphs on The Dhamma Brothers in this recent prison dharma article.

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Noah Levine in Vancouver :: October 2–4

September 19, 2009

image - Against the Stream - from www.dharmapunx.com … link to www.dharmapunx.comNoah Levine is a Buddhist teacher, counselor and author (Dharma Punx, Against the Stream). He is trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats nationally as well as leading groups in juvenile halls and prisons. Noah holds a masters degree in counseling psychology from CIIS. He has studied with many prominent teachers in both the Theravadan and Mahayanan Buddhist traditions.

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Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves :: 9/22

August 30, 2009

image - Ian Prattis - from Zuru Ling posterAn evening with Zen teacher Dr Ian Prattis …
author of Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves

Tuesday, Sept 22 :: 7:00-9:00pm
Zuru Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre
318-336 East 1st Avenue

604 874-7655 :: by donation

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Getting It So Wrong: Arsenic in the Water

August 6, 2009

“Now, decades after the first arsenic alerts were sounded, Bangladeshi authorities and Unicef are finally testing the tube wells in order to gauge the extent of the contamination.

“Their task is a daunting one. It will take longer to test all of the tube wells than it took to dig them.”

Al Jazeera [article] Google [search]

Imagine Peace: Oneness Day Petition

July 26, 2009

image - onenessbanner7 - on imaginepeace.com

Oneness Day Petition – The Text

I declare:

1. That the message We Are All One, inter-related, inter-connected and inter-dependent … [link]

The Dhamma Brothers :: Thursday, August 6

July 13, 2009

image - from the movie - The Dhamma Brothers

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]