January 2023

14Jan10:00 AM1:00 PMThe Dharma of Dr. King: King the Bodhisattva10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Online Teacher(s): Kazu Haga OnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

Event Details

Date & Time: Saturday, January 14, 2022; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $25-$108. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code KH1H23.


The Buddha, a prince who abandoned his comforts to find freedom, taught a path to liberation based on rejecting the three poisons of hatred, greed and delusion. In the Dhammapada we read: “Hatred can never put an end to hatred; love alone can.”

Close to 2,500 years later, a Bodhisattva emerged in the American South. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who left his own comfortable middle-class life to fight for freedom, taught a path to Beloved Community by rejecting the triple evils of racism, materialism, and militarism. In his book Strength to Love, he wrote, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Join us to celebrate King Day by learning about his philosophy, its relationship with Buddhist Dharma, and how they can move us toward a liberated world.

All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.


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