Online Retreat

The Women Who Stood Behind, Mentored, and Challenged Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This talk and presentation will use speech- and musical clips as well as images to highlight four Black women activists—Mrs. Alberta Williams King, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Ella Baker—who assisted, guided and, at times, challenged Dr. King during the Civil Rights Campaigns in Atlanta, Montgomery, and beyond. These remarkable women exemplified the bodhisattva principles of courage, resilience, compassion, and wisdom.

Teaching Team

Jan Willis, PhD

Jan Willis, PhD

Teacher

Jan Willis (BA, MA Philosophy from Cornell University; PhD in Indic and Buddhist Studies from Columbia University) is Professor of Religion Emerita at Wesleyan University. She has studied with Tibetan Buddhists in India, Nepal, Switzerland, and the U.S. for five decades, and taught courses in Buddhism for over 45 years.

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The Awakened Heart: Mindfulness and Compassion Practices for Living a Wise and Free Life

The Awakened Heart practices known as the brahmavihāras are treasures that offer us timeless ways to cultivate and embody lovingkindness, compassion, joy, and peace. Cultivating the heart begins with self-love and self-compassion, and opens toward boundless kindness and care, holding beings throughout the many worlds in our own awakened heart. Join us in the delight of exploring, practicing together, and renewing these disciplines through meditation, stories, teachings, dialogue, and time with our beloved elder teacher.

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Restructuring Your Life: Making Inner and Outer Changes that Align with Who You Are Now

In life, restructuring becomes essential when your current framework no longer serves you. Are you spending too much time on things that aren’t a priority anymore or living your life according to an old story? This mindfulness-based workshop interweaves guided meditations with practical teachings. You’ll complete self-assessments that support you in catching up with yourself, and we will focus on mindfulness practices that can help you stay true to what’s most important and reorient you when you get off track.

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Retreat Online

Sunday, June 30 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pride: A Celebration of Wondrous Endurance Beyond Survival and Tolerance

Open to all self-identified LGBTQIA+. The important work of the "rainbow" (or LGBTQIA2S+) community is to abandon the shadows reserved for outlaws and outcasts. During our time together, we will bring mindfulness to our capacity and courage to step out of silhouette and we will collectively acknowledge the special gift of nonconformity that we offer to the world. Join this “celebration of endurance” as we uplift our rainbow community and share in the liberatory practices of the Dhamma.

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