First Wednesday of each Month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Facilitated by Jifu Devyani Sadh
In this space, we work in strategic ways to cut through a wide range of systemic issues arising from collective greed, aversion, and delusion. We will begin with 30 minutes of zazen followed by an Engaged Buddhism Dharma Discussion grounded in shared wisdom. These free zoom sessions are open to those interested in exploring ways to “engage” in socially meaningful action in any of the six areas of Engaged Buddhism at ZSS.
Over the next several months, we aim to examine a thought-provoking framework of the Four Noble Truths outlined by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi. The formulation is a diagnosis of the climate crisis, and is also deeply intertwined with the issue of food and water shortages. In this insightful conceptualization, the Four Noble Truths are presented as:
- The Ecological Truth of Suffering: Future Perils, Creeping Crisis
- The Ecological Truth of the Origin of Suffering: Roots of the Crisis
- The Ecological Truth of the Cessation of Suffering: Saving the Earth and Redeeming Human Civilization
- The Ecological Noble Eightfold Path: The Way to Save the Earth and Redeem Human Civilization
Learn more about Engaged Buddhism at the Zen Studies Society.