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6:30pm Marici Fellowship’s Agents of Change
December 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021
Announcing Agents of Change, the new young adults group from the Marici Fellowship Allyship Program!
Group meets via Zoom every other Monday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, PT
Dates: December 28th through February 22
To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Agents of Change is a young adult group for ages 16-24 centered around dealing with what is happening in the world today, connecting through discussion and dharma practices with guidance from H.E. Avikrita Vajra Sakya.
Examples of topics for discussion:
- Racism and Social Justice issues
- Climate change
- Issues within the LGBTQ community
Note: All topics discussed and activities will be decided by the group.
We will start with discussing systemic and social justice issues and the movements designed to identify and change them through the lens of Ibram X. Kendi’s bestselling book, How To Be An Antiracist.
We’ll read a few chapters of the book for each meeting and discuss the various themes and how they encourage us to think about the messages and stereotypes that society bombards us with in our everyday lives.
Under the Guidance of H.E. Avikrita Vajra Sakya Rinpoche we connect our dharma practices with these issues, so as individuals we can become independent of those ideas and become the embodiment of the change we want to see in the world.
You can purchase Kendi’s book through bookshop.org, Amazon Smile, or other retailers.
Active Volunteer for Marici Fellowship Program and member of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism. Colin created and led a mindfulness committee to provide regular meditation for students of his high school. He also participates in Social Justice educational programs centered around Food justice, Racial Justice and environmental restoration.
Volunteer for Marici Fellowship, Teen/Young Adult class facilitator, and Volunteer Coordinator for Sakya Monastery, Joshua has studied in all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and served the community as a dance educator. While engaged professionally in dance education he helped to establish several equal-access community programs and work with existent outreach partners.