The Joy of Zentangle (Workshop)

Please join Jill Kaigetsu Greenbaum for an interactive presentation:  THE JOY OF ZENTANGLE Step into the Zentangle Method and be enveloped in not knowing. Zentangle art is unplanned and non-representational. In this session, we focus on each stroke, in the moment, with no thought of the final result. Our finished work becomes a wonderful surprise. Zentangle […]

Sutra and Bible: Faith and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration

Please join Duncan Ryūken Williams, as he will discuss a new exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles on Buddhism, Christianity, and the WWII Japanese American incarceration, which he co-curated under the title, “Sūtra and Bible.” He will focus on the Buddhist altars, sutra stones, memorial tablets, etc. made by former […]

The Whole Language – The Power of Extravagant Tenderness

Fr. Gregory Boyle will share what he has learned in three decades working with marginalized populations at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California—that love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness is the connective tissue. Tenderness reflects the foundational notion that there is no us and them, only us. Homeboy seeks to be […]

Bernie Glassman’s Dream is Alive and Well

As the new President and CEO of Greyston, which Bernie founded in 1982, Joe Kenner’s goal is to live out Greyston’s tagline, “We don’t hire people to bake brownies. We bake brownies to hire people.” Following Bernie Glassman’s vision, Joe firmly believes that business leaders need to refocus on how people are employed and where […]

Finding Refuge: Remaining Open-Hearted During Heartbreaking and Uncertain Times

During this Peacemaker Circle, Michelle C. Johnson shares a brief framework to better understand power, privilege, and oppression and how systems of oppression are causing harm to us all. Michelle will share strategies and information about how to make space for our grief and broken-heartedness to heal. The Member Circle will include contemplative practice, discussion, […]

Invisible Wounds – Journey with Mental Illness and Recovery

Sara and Miriam Berman, a mother and daughter team, share their journey with mental illness—as a family member, advocate, semi-professional, and someone with lived experience. From hospitalization to recovery, they will share their stories. By doing so, they hope to show that the face of mental illness is diverse and often invisible, and you can’t […]

Walking with Trees

Ruth Wallen has been walking with trees near her home in San Diego and northward to the southern Sierra Nevada for more than a decade, following the same trails repeatedly, present to the deaths of an increasing number of trees due to the intertwined impacts of beetles, both native and introduced, drought, fire, and climate […]

A Multi-Faith Response to the Climate Crisis

Around the globe, the impacts of climate change are hitting harder.  Fires, severe storms, droughts, and floods are displacing millions of people.  These impacts break our hearts. They do grave harm to the planet and the human family. They call us to bear witness from a place of stillness and determination, compassion and justice. Since […]

Walking the Path of Healing with Midwives Around the World

Please join Jennifer Dohrn as she shares her journey of “Walking the Path of Healing with Midwives Around the World” Jennifer will talk about her lifelong journey as a midwife and Zen practitioner, from working with women and families of color in the South Bronx, New York City to being on the frontlines in South […]

Healing Dharma Inside Prisons

Since the 1980s, the US has been the leader in mass incarceration making up approximately 25% of the world’s prison population though its population is only 4-5% of the world. Harsh long sentences from our criminal justice system have kept more than 2 million bodies inside the prisons costing taxpayers more than $80 billion per […]