September 2018 Events
SEPTEMBER 2nd, 23rd & 30th
Connie will set the stage with a video from the Council on the Uncertain Human Future, follow with Joanna Macy’s, The Great Turning, which puts these troubled times in context to give us a way forward, and wrap up with practices for working with chaos.
DR. DEANE CURTIN
Buddhist Awakening in the Middle of the Climate Crisis
It’s getting hot. The planet is suffering in ways that are unprecedented in scope and intensity. Since the core teaching of Buddhism is that there is a path that leads to relief from suffering it would seem that Buddhists should have something to contribute to the climate crisis debate. But what is that distinctively Buddhist teaching? This talk takes up the question, “What can I do… as a Buddhist practitioner?”
Can We Sincerely Vow to “Save All Sentient Beings”?
Viewed rationally, it seems absurd to vow to save even oneself, much less “all sentient beings”. This talk explores the meaning of the Bodhisattva Vow, the core expression of a commitment to compassionate practice in Buddhism. What does it mean when Buddhists commit to “saving” other beings? And, do we really mean “all” beings? What about non-humans, plants, ecosystems?
A SPECIAL EVENT
Tubac Center for the Arts at 5PM
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
$5 suggested donation
TBMC BOARD MEETING
The next board meeting will take place Wednesday, September 13, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the TubacBuddhist Meditation Center.