Our Responsive Action Planning Group will be meeting on Monday, October 19 at 7:45 (shortly after the Intro to Zen finishes).
The Responsive Action Group was formed as a means for Zendo members to plan ways to respond skillfully and compassionately to any election irregularities or tinkering with the vote count on or following election day.
Whatever our particular political perspective, it was agreed that all our actions will be based on principals of nonviolence and doing our best to react calmly in a potentially volatile situation.
The discussion will include a summary of a nonviolent communication and peaceful bystander training session that some of us have signed up to attend. It is hoped that any action we undertake will happen in conjunction with other Buddhist groups. We will also discuss ways for Zendo members to contact one another should we decide to engage in political action.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” ―Bishop Desmond Tutu
If you have any questions regarding the meeting, you can contact Barry Denny at email@example.com.