Creating a Compassionate World: The Power of One Conference

Sept. 12-14, 2014, at the Garrison Institute, New York

Venerable Dr. Pannavati Bhikkhuni has long been known as an active advocate of “getting off the pillow”.  This has become known as engaged Buddhism and it is taking many forms and directions. On the weekend of September 12 through 14, 2014, Ven. Pannavati is gathering a few special colleagues to share their thoughts and experience with those drawn to this path.

Through panel presentations and interactive small group sessions, we will receive the wisdom and experience of the following leaders in those fields:
Roshi Bernie Glassman, Founder, Zen Peacemakers
Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, Founder, Buddhist Global Relief
Father John Dear, Jesuit priest and peace advocate
Venerable Ani Drubgyuma, Founder, SOCW, former missionar
Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa, Founders of MyPlace and My Gluten Free Bread Company, Co-Abbots of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage
The conference will focus on eight areas of mindful social action:

  • Ecologic Sustainability
  • Peace and Reconciliation
  • Education
  • Restorative Justice
  • Gender Equality
  • Social Enterprise
  • Human Trafficking
  • Youth homelessness

There will be an opportunity for participants to present information on their current or intended projects in any of these areas. Mini-grants will be awarded at the conclusion of the conference to further the work of those identified as having the greatest potential.

The weekend is open to the public, and includes a Saturday-only attendance option.
To attend the Power of One Conference, either as a weekend resident or a Saturday-only participant, contact the Garrison Institute, (845) 424-4800.


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