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For a Future to be Possible: A workshop on Social Engagement, cultivating peace and self care challenges by Ayya Yeshe
August 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm| Free
For a Future to be Possible: a workshop on Social Engagement, cultivating peace and self care challenges by Ayya Yeshe
Saturday 12 August 2017 10.30am to 3.30pm
Cost: By donation
Location: Metta Centre
How can we nourish ourselves and take our practice into the world? This workshop will help you develop/ deepen a spiritual practice and look at the intersection of social engagement and spiritual practice. We will cover issues of connectedness, social responsibility, activist strategies for change and self care, as well as Mahayana Buddhist philosophy.
About the teacher
Ayya Yeshe Bodhicitta ordained as a nun in 2001 at the age of 23. In 2004, Venerable Yeshe studied for two years in a monastery in India, but felt a need to make Buddhism accessible and socially engaged, whilst still trying to maintain her contemplative way of life. She met Indian Buddhists in 2005 and has been working with them ever since. Her teachers are Sakya Trizen (the second highest Lama in Tibetan Buddhism) and Ven Thich Nhat Hanh, the Nobel peace prize poet and peace activist. Ayya Yeshe Bodhicitta is the author of ‘Everyday Enlightenment’ published by Harper Collins and is featured in the documentaries ‘life beyond the begging bowl’ and ‘Through the Eastern Gate’. She is also made a Buddhist chanting CD with one of Australia’s top world music groups – India Jiva called ‘Dakini’.