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Casting Indra's Net

Fostering spiritual kinship and community With Pamala Ayo Yetunde

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Time & Location

13 Jul 2023, 19:30 – 14 Jul 2023, 20:30

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About The Event

Fostering spiritual kinship and community 

With Pamala Ayo Yetunde and mediation offered by Zindila Kamauesi 

Hosted by William Fley

July 13th and 7:30 - 8:30 (GMT)  1:30 p.m. CST.

Pamela Ayo Yetunde is a Community Dharma Leader and pastoral counselor.  She is the author of Casting Indra's Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community, and co-edited Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom.  After George Floyd was tortured and murdered, she co-founded and led Buddhist Justice Reporter (www.buddhistjustice.com).

Casting Indra's Net is a plea for civility in an ever-increasing culture of mobbery and Christian nationalism.  Drawing on her experience as an international human rights advocate (she is a former immigration political asylum officer) and chaplain, Yetunde draws on wisdom from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism,Taoism, and more.  You can learn more about Ayo's writings at www.pamelaayoyetunde.com, www.lionsroar.com, and various podcast interviews with BIPOC folks at https://www.lionsroar.com/podcast/ .

Four questions for contemplation:

1. Some Buddhist have said that practicing Buddhism has piqued their interest in and acceptance of other religious traditions.  How has practicing Buddhism impacted your curiosity about other traditions?

2. How do you locate teachings from your root tradition in Buddhism and other traditions?

3. If we are interconnected, what ethical obligations follow?

4.  What Buddhist practices best support you living your most whole, luminous self/nonself in Indra's Net?

Mediation offered by 

Zindika Kamauesi :

Zindika is an author, speaker, and a transformational writing success coach. She is the founder of Meditate and Grow, an inspirational blog and youtube channel. She teaches people how to use writing as therapy, to raise their confidence, self-esteem and their self-expression. She helps people who want to work on their personal development through meditation and writing. She is the author of six books and delivers motivational talks on the topics of women and migration, meditation and writing.

Pay what you can:

In our course descriptions, we include different rates of suggested contribution. We offer standard, Sponsor, and hardship rates. We run the project as a not-for-profit organisation. It depends on numerous forms of generosity and voluntary labour. If you can offer more than the standard rate that we suggest, then please do. Your offering will help to support the on-going work development and enable the marginalised who are economically less well off to gain access to the work.

Please look at the suggested contributions on the booking page and enter into the spirit of the solidarity economy by buying a retreat for someone.  And there are those who would like to attend this retreat or workshop and would benefit from it, but who cannot afford to do so.  We price our events on a non-profit basis and make them as affordable as we can, and we offer bursaries.  But we also rely on the generosity of others to enable us to enable those who cannot afford to do so, to attend.  So please, if you can, buy an extra ticket which we will allocate to someone who really needs it.  Alternatively, please offer a donation - we are grateful for any amount - which will be directly used to finance a ticket for others.

Financial Assistance:

Dana - Teacher Fees.

The word Dana is a Sanskrit and Pali word which means giving something unconditionally with an open heart. It is an ancient practice in Buddhism for cultivating generosity.  This retreat is offered in the tradition of Dana by the teachers.  We ask you to consider with care what is possible for you to give, knowing that the teachers rely on Dana to support their living so that they will be able to continue teaching.

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