Sat, 29 September 2012
Come a bit closer as Thay Phap Ho shares from his life experience and a well of knowledge at the 2012 Family Retreat. The winter winds may be sneaking up on us but rays of light continue to be transmitted around us.
Preview: "Full blown anger will take us away."
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Mon, 3 September 2012
Transforming Suffering: Touching Peace & Freedom with Ven. Bhanti Suhita Dharma and Re. Angel Kyodo Williams
This is the opening Dharma Talk with two special guest dharma teachers: the most Venerable Suhita Dharma, the first ordained African American Buddhist monk, and the Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley. The teachers share about the retreat theme, Transforming Suffering: Touching Peace & Freedom.
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Sat, 1 September 2012
Here is part two of this wonderful talk from the People of Color retreat at Deer Park. Our guest teachers are joined by Sister Huong Nghiem to respond to written questions from retreatants. The topics cover how we might approach reconnection with those we may be separated from, compassionate eating, addressing grief and how to avoide being an 'angry activist'.
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Sat, 1 September 2012
Part 1: People of Color Retreat with Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams and Venerable Bhante Suhita Dharma
On July 27-29, 2012, Deer Park Monastery hosted its first People of Color Retreat in five years. The retreat weekend came together with two special guest dharma teachers: the most Venerable Suhita Dharma, the first ordained African American Buddhist monk, and the Rev. Angel Kyodo William, founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley. This first podcast is the first dharma talk session given Saturday, July 27, by both Rev. Angel and the Venerable inspired by the retreat theme, Transforming Suffering: Touching Peace & Freedom.
The next 3 podcasts are comprised of the closing dharma talks(part 1) and Question & Answer session of the 2012 People of Color Retreat Weekend (Part 2), Transforming Suffering: Touching Peace & Freedom. The Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams and the Most Venerable Suhita Dharma speak of our responsibility to transform our anger and suffering, as well as our call to bear witness. The closing talks are followed by a Q/A panel session where they are joined by Sr. Huong Nghiem of Deer Park Monastery. Please enjoy these insightful and healing sharings.
Bowing in gratitude to wonderful teachings.