Zen Peacemaker Affiliate
Awakening at Home
Translate Buddhist teachings and practices for householders, particularly mothers
Tell us a bit about how your group was concieved
After 3 years of intensive Buddhist practice and study I became a mother, applied the teachings and practices and noticed that mothers are an underserved group where the practices and teachings can flower
How many members do you serve? 30
Tell us about one exciting project, program, or other offering you are currently working on.
Translating the practices and teachers for mothers via zoom meditation, a monthly blog and intermittent workshops on topics such as Basics of Buddhism, the 3 refuges, setting up a home sitting practice, fundamentals of meditation, gatha writing workshop, and many other online offering through the Hearth Foundation that support in home practice
How do the Three Tenets inform your social engagement?
All of my compassionate action comes out of not knowing and bearing witness. One example is when I was in Burma I opened to not knowing what I would learn there. I knew nothing about what was going on in Burma and just absorbed. I bore witness to the disrespect of a mother and her hungry child as food was heaped upon a Buddha statue. that witnessing has informed my service to this day
What is the most meaningful challenge your organization Faces?
Making the work a source of support rather than another thing on the to do list for mothers. also the challenge of connecting with those who would benefit from this work.
For more information: jacquelinek@vom.com
Awakening at Home -
Sonoma, California