Rev. Alan Senauke will speak on The Three Refuges: We Are All Refugees
Hozan Alan Senauke is a Zen priest, vice-abbot of Berkeley Zen Center in California. As a Buddhist activist Alan works closely with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He is on the core faculty of Upaya Zen Center’s chaplaincy training program. In 2007 he founded Clear View Project,developing Buddhist-based resources for social change in Asia and the U.S. Alan has served as president of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, a U.S. body of SotoZen priests. In other lives Alan is a father, a musician, and writer. Alan will speak about “The Three Refuges: We Are All Refugees”. Buddhism’s Three Refuges — in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha — emerge from a life informed by zazen. These three refuges mirror principles from our Western tradition — Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (or Community). Alan will discuss how we can celebrate our refugee life and practice via the radical communitarian practices of Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community,” and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s radical Buddhism in modern India. These three refuges and principles are circular and inclusive, so we circle back to the world we live in her and now.
8:30 am: Doors open
8:45 am: Meditation Instruction *
9:30 am: Zen Meditation (zazen)
10:05 am: Walking Meditation (kinhin)
10:15 am: Dharma Talk
11:00 am: Temple cleaning and tea *
* Please note that there will be no meditation instruction, temple cleaning or tea on Sundays when we have special sittings. The 9:30 am Zen meditation and 10:15 am Dharma talk are always open to the public even when there is a special meditation event. Consult the calendar for details.