Posts Tagged ‘politics’

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

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Redistribution of Wealth :: Mar 5 to 7

December 14, 2009

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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
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$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.

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.

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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Imagine Peace: Oneness Day Petition

July 26, 2009

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Oneness Day Petition – The Text

I declare:

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

David Loy: Update and Latest Article

July 8, 2009

The Interfaith Summer Institute has invited David Loy to speak at a conference it is hosting in Vancouver in March: 3/5/10 to 3/7/10. If he accepts, he may also do something with Vancouver BPF while he is in town. Meanwhile you can read a draft of his latest article, posted below. Read the rest of this entry »

Hedges: The Truth Alone Will Not Set You Free

July 6, 2009

“The pernicious idea that democracy lies in the choice between competing brands and the freedom to accumulate … wealth at the expense of others has collapsed. The conflation of freedom with the free market has been exposed as a sham.” [article]

Chris Hedges writes in Truthdig on Mondays. He used to be Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times.

Obama on What He Believes

November 13, 2008

image - Beliefnet logo - from www.beliefnet.comThe most detailed and fascinating explication of Barack Obama‘s faith came in a 2004 interview he gave Chicago Sun-Times columnist Cathleen Falsani when he was running for U.S. Senate in Illinois. The column she wrote about the interview has been quoted and misquoted many times over, but she’d never before published the full transcript in a major publication. [Read it here.]