Though I spend a great deal of time resisting discomfort, I let out a deep sigh of relief when I finally give in and simply allow it to be what it is. Then I have the energy to take care of it.
—Merle Kodo Boyd
The Village Zendo, the Temple of Free Expression, is a member of the Zen Peacekeepers whose tenets are Not Knowing, Bearing Witness and Healing Action.
The People of Color Sitting Group aims to embody the three tenets by being a sanctuary for People of Color to study, support and discuss how in a system (society) of oppression and racial bias we can create a community where we recognize our interdependence.
Beginning Saturday, September 16, the POC group will have a monthly extended sit, from 10:30 am to 1 pm
Beginning Saturday, September 23, the POC group will have a monthly book discussion following our regular 10:30 am to 12 pm time slot. This month’s book will be The Diamond That Cuts Through Delusion, by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Future dates for these events will be listed on the Village Zendo calendar.