Sit, Walk, Listen - Because Black Lives Matter
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About the Event
This is not an event put on by Assaya Sangha but, multiple members of our community are planning to go. Here is the information from the event organizers as well as a link to their Facebook feed. If you RSVP to this event on our website, we will connect you with other AS sisters who plan to attend.
Dear siblings, these times are a great call for change. As mindfulness practitioners, we can breathe for others who cannot. Let's bring the practice of peaceful compassionate nonviolence to the streets; to listen, to follow, and support black people. As Thich Nhat Hanh once said: "Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity." Together we can walk in peace, love, compassion and awareness. Sunday June 21 10:30 am Sit 11:00 am Walk 11:30 am Listening Circle What: mindful sitting, walking, & listening circle In the the style of the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh Why: to bring the practice of compassion, peace & deep listening to the streets and public spaces so that ‘black lives matter’ may truly manifest throughout all societies and cultures. Who: diverse Buddhist groups, interfaith community, everyone When: Sunday, June 21 10:30am - 1:00 at Civic Center Plaza (McAllister & Polk) How: we will maintain 6ft distancing and wear face masks. Signs encouraged. please remember the intention behind this practice, e.g.: “Buddhist for Black Lives Matters” “Standing up for Injustice by Sitting down” “Peace, Love, Justice” “Awareness of suffering” “Listening with an open heart to black people” “Nonviolent Action is the action” “ “The essence of nonviolence is love” "Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity." “Entre los individuos como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno, es la paz”