Kingian Nonviolence & The Dharma with Kazu Haga and Nirali Shah
Sat, June 16, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sati Center Event
Both the Buddha and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.were dedicated to the practice of nonviolence. The Buddha emphasized learning to see and then free the roots of violence that exists in each of us. Dr. King emphasized nonviolent action to engage skillfully with the conflicts in our lives and society, and to speak powerfully in the face of systems of injustice. Drawing on the wisdom of the Dharma and the teachings of Dr. King, this daylong will offer teachings and trainings in the principles of non-violence, the nature of conflict, working with intense emotions that conflict evokes, and channeling concern for justice in order to skillfully bring about positive personal and social changes.
Kazu Haga is the founder and coordinator of the East Point Peace Academy. He is a trainer and facilitator in nonviolence, restorative justice and organizing and works in prisons, schools and activist communities to create a culture of peace.
Nirali Shah facilitates Buddhist meditation retreats with an emphasis on mind-body awareness and self-inquiry. She explores the rich ecotone of Buddha's teachings as a way for engaging with issues around social justice, equity and peace. In the past, she served in one of the largest slum communities of Asia for more than four years, part of it, studying and working out of the Gandhi Ashram. More information: www.niralis.com