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February 07, 2023 - Tuesday 5:30-7pm PST - Casting Indra's Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community, Wisdom from Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and More - with Pamela Ayo Yetunde - Webinar

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Casting Indra's Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community, Wisdom from Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and More

 

Pamela Ayo Yetunde is a pastoral counselor, chaplain, and advocate. "Casting Indra's Net" is an invitation to all people to embrace wisdom, avoid mobbery, and learn how to reflect another's goodness back to them.

Creating compassionate communities takes more than good will— it requires a dedication to respecting cultural differences while remembering the fundamental spiritual kinship that exists between all people. Activist, counselor, and Buddhist teacher Ayo Yetunde creatively unpacks this condition through the metaphor of Indra's Net— a universal net in which all beings reflect each other like jewels.

She offers a practice path that acknowledges our deep challenges— challenges that increasingly give rise to the temptation of group violence, which she calls mobbery—while showing exactly how we can still listen, learn, and heal together. Drawing inspiration from the black liberation tradition and from stories from various religions, Yetunde recasts Indra's Net as the network in which we wall have the choice either to succumb to our impulses toward division and brutality or renew our civility and love for each other.

 

Take-aways from the event:

-Commitments for healthy, nonviolent living
-Guided contemplation to water the seeds of your spiritual potential
-“Mirroring” and “twinning” other people
-Tonglen (receiving and releasing) and lovingkindness meditations
-Affirmations

About Pamela Ayo Yetunde

Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., Th.D. is a pastoral counselor and human rights advocate. She is the author of "Casting Indra's Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community," the co-editor of Nautilus Book Award-winning "Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom" and Frederick J. Streng Book Award-winning "Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care" and the principal founder of Buddhist Justice Reporter.

Order Pamela Ayo Yetunde's books HERE!

   

This is an online event. After you pay/register the zoom link will be sent to you via the email you registered with. A replay of this event will be available to all registrants and sent out the week after the event.