Dates/Times: Friday, March 3 (1-6pm) and Friday, March 4 (9am-5pm)
Location: In Person
Instructor: Rebecca Li
Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 19
Are we aware that we may be perpetuating group dynamics that cause suffering to ourselves and others? Chan Buddhism emphasizes cultivating clear total awareness of constantly changing causes and conditions to live in accordance with wisdom and compassion. Yet, powerful but invisible group dynamics often compel us to act in contradiction to our bodhisattva vows. Understanding and awareness of these dynamics needs to be an integral part of our practice. In this course, students discuss sociological insights on subtle dynamics of solidarity, conflict, power and culture and how to integrate conceptual understanding of these social processes into our spiritual practice for the social good. Discussion is conducted in the context of Chan meditation practice.