General Class Resources
The below resources address central themes of the course, including building resilience, cultivating love, being engaged, and supporting racial justice.
- Telesangha can be a valuable tool and can aid in strengthening one’s practice. Other benefits are that it allows you to practice at a time that is convenient for you, there are affordable rates, and you never have to leave your house.
- Guided Meditations
- Beyond Privelage: a Q&A with angel Kyodo williams
- Radical Dharma: Rev. angel Kyodo Williams talks race, love & liberation (video)
- Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option. The true impact of activism may not be felt for a generation. That alone is reason to fight, rather than surrender to despair. (Rebecca Solnit)
- Healers of Color on Why Self-Care is Not Self-Indulgence
- Sharon Salzberg on love and taking care of ourselves
- Parker Palmer on racial justice
- Joan Halifax on building resilience
- Suzanne Harvey on ‘Why Buddhists Should Run for Public Office’
Session 2 – October 22, 2017
I’m gonna let life move me
I’m gonna let life stir me deep
I’m gonna let life wake me from an ancient sleep
I’m gonna laugh all my laughter
I’m gonna cry all my tears
I’m gonna love the rain as deeply as the sun when it clears
*Slightly modified version can be found here.
- Individual – Read the first two chapters of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Creating True Peace. (Homework for Sept-Oct was the first four chapters of Donald Rothberg’s An Engaged Spiritual Life.)
- Practice Group – Inquiries to explore during check-ins:
- What particular area of engaged dharma is of interest to you?