Is it possible for us, as disciples of the Buddha, to engage with systemic change, grow and deepen our spiritual practice, and, if we’re laypeople, also care for our families? How can we do all of this without collapsing? In my world, there always seems to be way too much to do, along with too much suffering and societal corruption and not enough spaces of deep rest and regeneration.
-Mushim Ikeda, I Vow Not to Burn Out, Lion’s Roar Magazine, Dec. 2020
Join us for this last conversation in the Dharma and Justice Dialogues for this academic year with Mushim Ikeda and Rev. Kosen Greg Snyder on Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 PM EST.
In this conversation, they will explore the questions: How many of us who have devoted ourselves to the liberation of all beings are on a path toward burnout? How do we not fall into cynicism and despair? By what means do we maintain the energy for our own spiritual lives?
This event is offered by the Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism.
**ASL interpretation will be provided
About Mushim Patricia Ikeda
Mushim Patricia Ikeda (pronouns she/her) is a socially-engaged Buddhist teacher, mindfulness meditation teacher, author, diversity-equity-inclusion consultant, and mother living on unceded land of the confederated villages of the Lisjan/Ohlone people. She is a core teacher at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, California, and guiding teacher of the award-winning yearlong Practice in Transformative Action program providing secular mindfulness training for justice activists and agents of change. Mushim has had both monastic and lay Buddhist training and is the recipient of an honorary doctor of sacred theology degree from the Starr King School for the Ministry. In 2018, Mushim was named one of Colorlines’s 20 transformative racial justice leaders.