Cultivating Peace in a Divisive World

Cultivating Peace in a Divisive World: Buddhist Strategies for Healing Conflict and Anger with Yangsi Rinpoche.

Sunday, December 18 at Dharma Gate – 1910 24th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144. 11am to 3pm.

It seems everywhere we turn there is strife and conflict – the Russia-Ukraine war, tensions with China, protests in Iran, electoral politics in the US.  Our typical emotional response to conflict is to get angry, become self-righteous, and lash out at “the enemy”. What if we look at the situation from a completely different point of view?  The Indian Buddhist saint, Shantideva, in the 6th chapter of his composition, “The Way of the Bodhisattva” (Skt: Bodhisattvacaryavatara), offers an enlightened response to conflict and a path to internal peace and world peace. DFF is extremely fortunate to host Yangsi Rinpoche, a Buddhist master who teaches from both extensive study and direct experience. The first teaching in this series was held on October 30.  Video recording:

COVID POLICY: This is a private home. Out of consideration for elders present, a snug fitting N-95 or KN-95 mask is required at all times except when eating. For ease of listening and comprehension, the teacher is allowed to not wear a mask if he chooses. We encourage, but do not require vaccination.  There will be high quality air filters running during the teaching. Weather permitting, doors and windows will be open. We reserve the right to limit attendance if the number of visitors exceeds capacity. The teachings will be recorded on video and made available on YouTube at a later date. Thank you for your cooperation.

POTLUCK: Please bring a vegetarian disk or salad to share if possible and practice good hygiene during food preparation (clean hands/masked).

DFF does not charge a fee for attendance, but invites you to make a heartfelt offering according to your ability to give.

Yangsi Rinpoche’s biography.

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