The disquieting state of our country and the world can feel overwhelming. Each day brings news of a disturbing new policy or a fresh allegation of misconduct.
Do you feel compelled to act, but are unsure where to best place your time and energy?
Mindful Resistance: An Online Series, consists of three sessions of teachings and Dharma discussion. Together we’ll explore how to befriend our strong emotions, while helping to guide us toward meaningful social action and the practice of self-care. Each session will be led by teachers from the Thich Nhat Hanh community and other spiritual traditions. Launched May 23, 2017.
Mindful Resistance #1: Despair and Anxiety … Now What?
In this 90 minute recording, James Baraz and Kaira Jewel Lingo offered their teachings on how to stay present with despair and anxiety, and helped to guide us toward compassionate social action for our families and communities. Click here to watch Session 1 >>
Mindful Resistance #2: Rescue the Planet (AND Ourselves)
In this 90 minute recording, Heather Lyn Mann and Thanissara discussed how to apply the principles of Engaged Buddhism in caring for the environment. Click here to watch Session 2 >>
Mindful Resistance #3: How to Resist without Burning Out
Buddhist teachers Kaira Jewel Lingo and Mushim Patricia Ikeda offer teachings on Resistance and cultivating self-care. Click here to watch Session 3 >>
“Have the courage to speak out about situations of injustice.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Photo credits: Joost Markerink, Duncan Hull (flower chucker)