04/02/21 - 04/04/21
Online Course at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Instructor(s): Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Based on her new book: The Deepest Peace
We are living with the coronavirus pandemic. We are also living with a pandemic of grief and hatred underlining the virus. Every morning we wake up from our dreamworld, after a minute we realize that something has died. That the world is not as we knew it. There may be no words, just this sinking feeling in the gut that life itself is being threatened by the very act of breathing. And yet we must continue to breathe, to live despite heavy loss and conflict. How do we survive and thrive? How do we find a deep peace?
In this retreat we will explore the things that threaten our lives—personally and collectively. We will look at what it means to live in the midst of chaos, disruption, and the deterioration of what we once knew. And, through sitting meditation, poetry, dharma talks, and discussion we will engage what is difficult, holding it in healing and liberating ways.
As we work to become a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTER AT: https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/course/when-life-hits-like-a-tsunami-experiencing-peace-in-the-midst-of-chaos/
Online Retreat: This retreat will be hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform and closed captions are available. Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online retreats. When registering for an online retreat, please plan to attend as many sessions as possible. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this retreat (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:
Friday, April 2
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Opening Session
Saturday, April 3
9:00 am – 9:30 am, Meditation
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Morning Session
2:00 – 4:00 pm, Afternoon session
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Evening Session
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Meditation
Sunday, April 4
9:00 am – 9:30 am, Meditation
10:00 am– 12:00 pm, Closing Session
Please check the time of the group meetings in your timezone here, and please note that sessions will not be recorded.
Registration fees for online retreats are nonrefundable after the retreat start date. Cancellations prior to the start date of the retreat will incur a $25 admin fee. Thank you for your understanding.
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Ph.D. (she/her), is an author, poet, ordained Zen Buddhist priest and dharma heir of the late Zenkei Blanche Hartman in the Shunryu Suzuki Roshi lineage. She is the author of The Deepest Peace: A Season of Contemplation and Stillness,; Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging; The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender (print and audio); Tell Me Something About Buddhism (Hampton Roads Publishing), with a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh.