“Steady Gaze, Courageous Heart: Zen Practices for a Troubled World” talk by Zenshin Florence Caplow
Climate breakdown, extinctions, the rise of authoritarian governments, escalating inequality, attacks on women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community, intensifying hatred of the “other” — these are aspects of the world we live in today that affect each of us, personally and collectively. This generation of humanity is being called upon to respond, for the sake of all future generations, human and non-human. In this talk, Rev. Zenshin Florence Caplow will share teachings, practices, and stories from one of the world’s wisdom traditions as antidotes to falling into fear, denial, or powerlessness, and to support what Buddhist ecophilosopher Joanna Macy calls “the work of the Great Turning.”
Zenshin Florence Caplow, co-editor of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty Five Centuries of Awakened Women, is a Zen priest in the Suzuki Roshi lineage and the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana Champaign in Illinois. Florence is a field botanist and environmental activist. Her blog is: Slipping Glimpser, Zen Wanderings and Wonderings.
Co-sponsored by DePaul University Department of Religion, Culture & Community, Buddhist Peace Fellowship Chicago, Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, and Lakeside Buddha Sangha.