Dates: 12 Tuesdays: April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
Times: 5:30-7:30 p.m. US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $450-$2000. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code KL1C22.
Please Note: This retreat is offered online only. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.
Open to all who self-identify as Asian in North America. Biracial, Multiracial, and/or adopted Asian Americans are especially invited.
A consistent Buddhist or mindfulness-based practice is highly encouraged.
Description: Repeated national reports show the rise in anti-Asian animus and violence in North America; often fueled by hateful rhetoric. Additionally, heightened interracial tensions place us in a pivotal location at this time. How can we bring wisdom, courage, and skills to heal from racism targeted at us and to ending racism for all?
This 3-month intensive study and practice program seeks to provide Asian America a restorative container based on the Engaged 4 Noble Truths:
- Harm & Harming is present.
- Realizing what brings about the causes & conditions for harm is possible.
- Individual and collective agency is possible in the midst of harm.
- The 8-Fold Path empowers restoration.
Course structure of weekly meetings alternate between class sessions (of teachings, meditations, and reflective or mindful practices) and small-group sessions to build intimacy for in-depth discussions and reflections around the commonalities and variations in our experiences under the “Asian American” category.
Please Note: This is an intensive Dharma-based study and practice course so there will be about 2 hours of reading or homework/home-practice each week. As with any intensive practice, engagement with and execution of the curriculum are crucial to foster any shifts or transformations. We celebrate your willingness and courage to join in this deep work!