Posts Tagged ‘World Peace’

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

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]

Gaza: Canada Votes Against Fact-Finding Mission

January 13, 2009

UN human rights body to send fact-finding mission to Gaza
Canada cast the only negative vote for the non-binding resolution, which received the support of 33 of the Council’s 47 members, while 13 countries abstained. [full story]

Chris Hedges: The Language of Death

January 12, 2009

The incursion into Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel. It is not about achieving peace. [… It] is about building a hell on earth. […] Life will become a nightmare for most Palestinians and, in the years ahead, for most Israelis. [article]

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

…Gaza and the Ritual of Mutual Destruction

January 6, 2009

image - gaza-children-2008 - from The Buddhist Channelby Hozan Alan Senauke

Gaza is burning. The violence must end before anything else can happen. We can all think nice thoughts about right and wrong, who acted first, who acted worst. We can argue about politics — national, international, geopolitical, corporate. Whatever intellectual thread my mind pulls at quickly comes to a hopeless tangle. [article]

Chris Hedges: Confronting the Terrorist Within

December 2, 2008

Those who externalize evil and seek to eradicate that evil through violence lose touch with their own humanity and the humanity of others. […] We will never free ourselves from the self-delusion of the “war on terror” until we first vanquish the terrorist within. [article]

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

Karen Armstrong: Charter for Compassion

November 14, 2008

image - Karen Armstrong - from www.guardian.co.ukThe practice of compassion is central to every one of the major world religions – but sometimes you would never know it. Instead, religion is associated with violence, intolerance and seems more preoccupied by dogmatic or sexual orthodoxy.

[article] [Charter for Compassion]

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in USA 2009

November 11, 2008

image - Thich Nhat Hanh - from www.bluecliffmonastery.orgThich Nhat Hanh in the US:

August, September, October…

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And bonus item:

Letter to CEO of KFC

See also earlier post:

Letter from Thich Nhat Hanh

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Claude AnShin Thomas in Vancouver: Nov 28-30

November 9, 2008

Claude Thomas served as a helicopter crew chief in Vietnam and was shot down on five separate occasions. Wounded, he left the US Army with an honorable discharge in 1968. He became a Zen priest in 1995 and now works for peace through the Zaltho Foundation.

“In 1990, after more than 20 years of misery, he attended a meditation retreat for Vietnam vets led by the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and it changed his life.” – Publishers Weekly

Peace and Nonviolence – Public Talk
November 28 at 7:00 PM (to 9:00 PM)
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Tickets – $15.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
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Ninety Years after “The War to End All Wars”

October 15, 2008

World Peace Forum Teach-In
November 8, 9 & 11 2008
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street

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