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HYBRID*: bell hooks’ all about love supported by the 4 brahmaviharas

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

bell hooks’ all about love supported by the 4 brahmaviharas

A Workshop on Connections

with Rev. Liên Shutt

Open to PGM (People of the Global Majority)/BIPOC and Multi-racial Identified

And to all expressions of love: friends, partners, siblings, parent/child, roommates, etc.

 

Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT (Time Zone Converter)

HYBRID* and ONLINE on Zoom

Closed Captioning Provided on Zoom

*We will run this HYBRID, with an in-person option at EBMC, IF at least 30 people to sign up in person by Friday, July 26! Please sign up ASAP and we will confirm with you by Thursday, August 1.

The center is fragrance-free and wheelchair accessible

N95/KN95 masks required

 

We all want love.

And, having and holding love and loving feelings can be challenging. Let’s explore how love can be when expressed in conjunction with the qualities of the Four Divine States of Equanimity, Kindness, Compassion, and Inclusive Joy.

While grounded in these teachings and meditation practices, the course will be framed by short readings from bell hook’s All About Love: New Visions; offering a blend of fierce feminist social criticism to ask us to transform our challenges into strength, manifesting the love and caring we want in our lives.

A shortened version of the popular 4-week series.

All registered participants will receive a link to join us via Zoom with their EventBrite confirmation email.

Teacher Bios

REV. LIÊN SHUTT (she/they) is a priest lineage holder in the Shunryu Suzuki tradition. Born to a Buddhist family in Vietnam, she received her meditation training in the Insight and Soto Zen traditions in the United States, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. A founding member of the Buddhists of Color in 1998, she currently is the guiding teacher of Access to Zen, an inclusive, anti-oppression sangha and nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her book, Home is Here: Practicing Antiracism with the Engaged Eightfold Path, was published by North Atlantic Books in 2023. She lives north of San Francisco, on Southern Pomo land, with her partner, exploring waterways and forests as often as they can. Visit AccessToZen.org for ways to connect.

 

Cost

The teachings are regarded as priceless. So they are offered without a fee. You are invited to support the teachings and our efforts by contributing voluntary donations (the practice of “Dana”) for the expenses of the meditation center and the support of the teachers.

To make a gift to sustain the work of East Bay Meditation Center, please do so via Paypal: paypal.me/eastbaymeditation or our website: eastbaymeditation.org/dana 100% of our programming is sliding scale and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. Thank you for the gifts of your generosity and for supporting the work of East Bay Meditation Center and our beloved teachers who have volunteered their time.

Please also consider giving a financial gift to our teachers as well, who do not receive a salary for their work, and give their teachings freely to all.

Venmo: @SuddenLeap-A2Z
last 4 #: 2585

PayPal: SuddenLeap.A2Z@Gmail.com

 

For in-person participation:

For those wishing to practice in person, space will be limited to 40 people to allow ample space for social distancing. Participants will be asked to wear N95 or KN95 face masks. (N95 face masks will be available at EBMC.) Please note: The teacher may be unmasked while teaching.

To attend in person, you need to be completely free of fragranced body and clothing products — more information and a list of fragrance free products, including those that are especially good for people of color, appears on our website.

East Bay Meditation Center is a scent free / fragrance free space and is wheelchair accessible.

 

For Zoom participation, these are our Universal Access Guidelines:

– Please do not use virtual or blurred backgrounds

– Please keep your camera still when it’s turned on

– Please say your name when you speak

– Facilitators will attempt to read any comments in the chat out loud

– Please mute when you’re not speaking.

Details

Date:
August 4
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Phone:
510-268-0696

Details

Date:
August 4
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Categories:
,

Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
510-268-0696