Reality Beyond Labels
A Half-Day Retreat with Howie Cohn
Sunday, May 5th, 9:00am - 1:00pm
SF Dharma Collective, 2701 Folsom St., San Francisco
The Buddha taught wisdom and love. Wisdom tells us we are beyond labels, love tells us we are conditioned by labels and need to lovingly acknowledge their influence in our lives. Finding a the balance between our unique identities and the universal in us is the middle way between extremes. On this half day retreat will sit in the middle of it all with wisdom and love.
Join Howie for this half day retreat in the heart of the City. There will be alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, short dharma talks, and an opportunity to ask questions about your practice. These retreats are a wonderful way to get a taste of the fruits of a longer practice period.
$35 - $70 suggested donation, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Wesak Awakening: Buddhists Declaring Climate Emergency Together
Saturday, May 18, 2:00-5:30pm
St John the Evangelist Church, 1661 15th St (between Caledonia St and Julian Ave), San Francisco, CA
“In Buddhist practice, we say congratulations because now is the time we have been practicing for. No more just practicing the dance. We must now dance. And this is not a dress rehearsal.” ~ Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Mission Dharma is thrilled to be one of the co-sponsors of this event. We invite you to take action for the world we love. Come together on Wesak (the anniversary of Buddha’s awakening) to bear witness together to our climate emergency.
Guided by beloved teachers Thanissara and Kittisaro, we’ll join in ceremony, collectively naming and acknowledging our harrowing climate situation. We’ll also be supported by a diverse array of speakers, an open mic, interactive heart-based exercises, movement to help us ground, live music with The Invisible Bee and others, and the opportunity to speak and listen to each other’s intentions for responding, individually and collectively, in these times.
We’ll end the event with a plant-based meal shared in community, and leave with the strength and inspiration to continue this vital conversation within our families, sanghas and beyond. We hope you’ll join us for this afternoon of contemplation, sharing, connection, engagement and truth!
Note: This event is free. Space is limited. Please register to assure your spot. Cost: Free to attend. (Dana offered at the event will be gratefully accepted to cover event costs.)
Getting there: BART and MUNI stop a couple blocks away; street parking is metered; several parking lots within a couple blocks.
How to Prepare: Consider reading the complete call to Declare Climate Emergency Now in preparation for the event, and/or read a summary here at One Earth Sangha.
What to Bring (all optional):
Note to Families: We welcome parents to bring their child(ren) if the topic of climate emergency is appropriate for the child’s level of understanding.
How you can help: We welcome your help at the event! To volunteer, please contact Charity Kahn at 415-425-0372 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please spread the word in your sanghas and communities. Who can you bring?
Registration Information Coming Soon!