Throughout history, individuals and communities have used nonviolent resistance to confront violence and injustice and move towards liberation. The Buddha also taught us a pathway to liberation by confronting violence and injustice.
Through dharma talks, meditations and small group activities, this workshop will explore the intersection of the Buddha’s teachings with the teachings of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation. How can Buddhist teachings support the work of social change, and how can a commitment to justice strengthen our Buddhist practice?
Buddhist practitioners with no activist experience, activists with no Buddhist background and anyone in between are all encouraged to join us for this exploration!
Trainer: Kazu Haga
Born in Japan, Kazu (he/him) has been engaged in social change work since participating in the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage at the age of 17. He would go onto spend one-year living in Buddhist monasteries throughout South Asia studying the relationship between nonviolence and Buddhist dharma. He has over 20 years of experience in nonviolence, restorative justice, trainings and organizing and has been trained by elders such as Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Rev. James Lawson.
He spent over 10 years working in social justice philanthropy while being directly involved in many movements. He has been a Kingian Nonviolence trainers since 2009, is a Core Member of the Ahimsa Collective and is the author of Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm.
THIS EVENT IS OFFERED ON A GIFT ECONOMY BASIS. NO FEE IS REQUESTED, BUT DONATIONS TO EAST POINT PEACE ACADEMY IN SUPPORT OF OUR FACILITATORS ARE INVITED.
This event will happen virtually using the Zoom online conferencing platform. If you are not familiar with this platform, click here for instructions.