Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 9:30a -
Boston Shambhala Center
646 Brookline Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
Vaccination and masks required
9:30 am Doors open, coffee, conversation, tours of the building
10 - 10:50 - Trusting Basic Goodness
How the simple sanity of meditation practice can open our hearts to inherent wakefulness, which is healthy and good.
11 - 11:50 - Collective Liberation and Enlightened Society: Centering antiracism, inclusion and justice on a spiritual path
Join us in conversation about our center’s ongoing anti-racism work, in partnership with other Shambhala centers, to acknowledge and address systemic oppression in our community and in our society.
12 - 1 - BYO brown bag lunch, chance for socializing, follow up conversations in small groups
1 - 1:50 - Hospice Behind Prison Walls
Prison hospice is a program that trains inmates to take care of their fellow inmates at the end of life. The program is transformative for the caregivers as well as the patients, whose ripple effect is a positive influence on other inmates, staff and the families of the caregivers. A short preview of a future documentary will be shown.
2 - 2:50 - Social Meditation
Social Meditation is an embodied exploration of bringing meditative awareness into our interactions with others.
3 - 3:50 - Here I Am - The Dharma of Creativity
Rousing self-awareness through a simple experience of spontaneous drawing. (materials will be provided, limited to 12 people)
4 - 4:50 - Egolessness in Social Context
An exploration of the foundational Buddhist teaching on egolessness, from the perspective of identity as constructed socially through relations of power. Can this reveal in new ways the intimate relationship between individual and collective liberation in Buddhist practice?
Throughout the day, we'll have a book sale and family craft table set up in the community room. We'll offer tours of the building and meditation instruction periodically (as requested) throughout the day.