Home EventsVen. Bhikkhu Bodhi | Online Meditation Retreat “Meeting the New Year with Clarity, Compassion, and Courage” (7:30 pm – 6:00 pm ET, US)
Jan 07 - 09 2022
America/ Los Angeles
4:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi | Online Meditation Retreat “Meeting the New Year with Clarity, Compassion, and Courage” (7:30 pm – 6:00 pm ET, US)
In celebration of this New Year, join Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ven. Ayyā Dhammadīpā, Ven. Jin Chuan, Ven. Jin Wei, and the worldwide Buddhist Global Relief community for an online meditation retreat in support of BGR’s work to relieve the suffering of hunger and poverty around the world.
As we usher in the year 2022, our thoughts naturally turn to the prospects and challenges that lie ahead. Despite the progress we’ve made, we’re still dealing with a global pandemic that spins off new variants. Climate change continues to escalate, inspiring a mass movement led by youth to protect the Earth’s natural environment. The need to come together in unity, surmounting old barriers and divisions between people, becomes more urgent. And in these tough times, the teachings of the Buddha offer us the kind of vision and guidance we need to navigate our way through the new year.
To help us in this process, the monastic team of Buddhist Global Relief will hold an online three-day retreat over the weekend of January 7–9. The theme of the retreat is “Clarity, Compassion, and Courage,” three qualities that will enable us to marshal our inner resources as we welcome the new year.
The retreat will include Dharma talks, periods of seated and moving meditation, and discussion. We will also offer brief introductions to BGR’s projects, designed to put compassion into action.