“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my templates; my philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

September 2018 Events

                        CONNIE WILLIAMS

                                        SEPTEMBER 2nd, 23rd & 30th
 Engaged Buddhism 

&

Climate Change
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

September 9th

Teaching
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?”
September 16th
Teaching
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?
 
AND
SEPTEMBER 15th
 A SPECIAL EVENT
AT THE
Tubac Center for the Arts at 5PM
 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
$5 suggested donation
Refreshments Served

 

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.