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ANNOUNCEMENT -- Next ETD Meeting / NVC Workshop: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 1-2:30pm (Details)

Please join us for our next Engaging the Dharma meeting, Sunday, January 13th from 1:00-2:30 in the Living Room. There's a potluck after the dharma talk, so you could take part in that before our meeting if you choose!

This month there will be a special workshop by Doyle Banks and Kirsten Smith in response to the many people who want mindful listening/communication be one of the ways that we share our path with the world. The subject of the workshop is:

Link: The Shambala Warrior Prophecy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

(Shown during Dec. 2 meeting.)

The Shambala Warrior Prophecy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone (

-       Coming of Bodhitsattvas

-       Kingdom of Shambhala emerges

-       Great moral and physical courage is required

Link: The "Awakening The Dreamer" Course, from the Pachamama Alliance

Before the 12/2 meeting, one very powerful thing you could do is participate in an excellent short course called Awakening the Dreamer, from the Pachamama Alliance. Tricia had talked about this briefly during the first meeting. The entire program takes about two hours and is broken into 4 segments. It can be done on your own time at your own pace. It’s a free offering from Pachamama:       

Minutes: Engaging the Dharma Meeting #1 (Oct. 28, 2018)

In answer to the question: What is most important to you in bringing about a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, spiritually fulfilling world? What qualities/principles can we bring as Buddhists (or followers of the dharma) to this?


•          The work starts inside, individually: small intentional shifts, taking a stand

•          Focus on love

•          Come to this work from the 5 precepts/compassion/loving kindness