Third Wednesday of each Month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Facilitated by Yūki Eric Michels
“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4th, 1967. In 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America through the original Poor People’s Campaign.
We will gather to study the history, foundations, and goals of this ongoing Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, along with its intersections with Buddhist practice and Dharma teachings.
To continue this work in confronting the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and our distorted moral narrative, we will be examining and exploring:
– how and why this campaign first came together and has recently been revived
– how the systemic evils of our society are interconnected
– the relevance of Dharma teachings in our systemic analysis
– how understanding our own circumstances and conditions contributes to systemic change
Learn more about Engaged Buddhism at the Zen Studies Society.