The Sangha of Service and Advocacy

“If people knew, as I know, the result of giving and sharing, they would not eat without having given.” ~ The Buddha

On Sunday, June 6, our board member Roxanne Dault shared the space with well-known teacher Sharon Salzberg. They engaged in a discussion to support a trauma-informed mindfulness training program for survivors of gun violence, followed by a guided meditation. You can learn more about this program in this article from the organisation Survivors Empowered.

Donations can be made at the UC San Diego (add note for Survivors of Gun Violence project in “Special Instructions” section) and at Insight World Aid.

On the first Sunday of each month, from 1-2 pm PT / 4-5 pm ET, dharma leaders will engage in a discussion, followed by a short meditation, focused on our commitment as dharma practitioners to service and advocacy. Topics will touch on how the dharma encourages, supports, and sustains us in advocating for social justice, equity, and human rights. 

During each discussion, a guest leader and social change advocate will respond to the following questions:

  • What motivates your dharma or meditation practice?
  • How does your dharma or meditation practice motivate your service or advocacy work?
  • How has dharma or meditation practice opened you to greater freedom of mind and heart, or contributed to the effectiveness of your service or advocacy?
Past Gatherings

You can find and listen to the all interviews on our IWA YouTube.

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