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Special Treeleaf Zazenkai SUNDAY April 30th with DAVID LOY

Postby jundo on Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:47 pm

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Dear All,

I am pleased to announce that Zen teacher, philosopher, environmentalist, futurist and author DAVID LOY will be offering a very special Zazenkai and Talk NEXT SUNDAY April 30th, LIVE VIA NETCAST from Colorado and Treeleaf Tsukuba.

It will be visible live during those times as well as sit-a-long-able any time thereafter with the "real time" recording.

More about David ...

David Robert Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. He is a prolific author, whose essays and books have been translated into many languages. His articles appear regularly in the pages of major journals such as Tikkun and Buddhist magazines including Tricycle, Turning Wheel, Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. David lectures nationally and internationally on various topics, focusing primarily on the encounter between Buddhism and modernity: what each can learn from the other. He is especially concerned about social and ecological issues. ... David Loy is one of the founding members of the new Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, near Boulder, Colorado. In addition to many scholarly papers and popular articles, Loy is the author of several books on comparative philosophy and social ethics, including:

The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory develops the social implications of Buddhist teachings for our understanding (and response to) collective forms of dukkha (suffering). Today the "three poisons" – greed, ill will, and delusion – have been institutionalized. There are discussions of poverty, economic development, and corporate capitalism; Buddhist perspectives on the war on terror, our criminal justice system, and the connection between Zen and war; and essays addressing technology, deep ecology, and our relationship with the biosphere.

Money, Sex, War, Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution is a series of short essays that begins with the essential teaching of the Buddha: the connection between suffering and the delusive (sense of) self, usually experienced as a sense of lack. Subsequent essays discuss the implications for the ways we understand money, fame, karma, food, sexuality and romantic love, consumerism, ecology, war, and social engagement.

The World Is Made of Stories is a sequence of "micro-essays" and quotations that offer a new way of understanding Buddhism and a new Buddhist understanding of the Way, consistent with what Buddhism says about the human predicament and how it can be resolved. If the self is composed of the stories one identifies with and attempts to live, karma is not what the self has but what the sense of self becomes, as we play habitual roles within stories perceived as objectively real.

A New Buddhist Path is in three parts, which address the meaning of enlightenment, the nature of evolution, and the nonduality of individual and social transformation.


The festivities will begin at 11:00 am NEW YORK TIME SUNDAY (that is America West Coast 8:00am, Colorado 9:00am, London 4:00pm and Paris 5:00pm, all SUNDAY APRIL, 30th).

THE ZAZENKAI WILL BE VISIBLE AT THOSE TIMES and AFTER HERE:

http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthre ... -DAVID-LOY


Our sitting schedule will look like the following although please be prepared for some flexibility and the possibility to run a little long: perhaps 30 minutes of Zazen, a Talk by David for 25 minutes or so, and some Questions from our Treeleaf participants. I anticipate the the event will be about 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Gassho, Jundo


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Re: Special Treeleaf Zazenkai SUNDAY April 30th with DAVID L

Postby desert_woodworker on Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:07 pm

Nice announcement! Tnx.

David and his wife were here in November (2016), at Tucson Upaya Sangha. Our sangha brought them to Tucson.

David gave us a couple of talks, one in an evening at a large venue in town; and one the next day (a Saturday) at our practice-place. Both talks were very well attended. A number of us in the sangha had been reading his A NEW BUDDHIST PATH, so we had some of that material to discuss as well (and David inscribed books).

Privately I told David the analogy I see between Samatha-Vipassana, and the method that visual observers in Astronomy use when trying to observe fine detail at high magnification through the telescope through the Earth's ever-turbulent atmosphere.

Tnx again posting the note, Jundo.

--Joe

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Re: Special Treeleaf Zazenkai SUNDAY April 30th with DAVID L

Postby jundo on Mon May 01, 2017 2:29 am

Our Zazenkai with David Loy was last night. Never too late to sit with us a bit (we sat about 30 minutes) and to hear a great great Talk by David on Socially Responsible Buddhism ...

... and how Buddhism can either be part of the enabling problem (shades of Slavoj Žižek) or part of the solution to this consumer driven, corporate run, politically crazy, polluting and often unjust world we live in ... it is up to us ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-BvzMyypf4

Every Buddhist with a concern for this world, society and all the other Sentient Beings should listen closely.

Gassho, Jundo

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Re: Special Treeleaf Zazenkai SUNDAY April 30th with DAVID L

Postby organizational on Mon May 01, 2017 11:08 am

Thanks for sharing..
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