8:30am Compassion in Action – The Marici Fellowship
August 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am PDT
Sunday, August 18
Time: 8:30 – 9:45 am
Instructor: Michael Lekas, Joshua Crouch
The Marici Fellowship is the Community Outreach program here at Sakya Monastery. Created by His Eminence Avikrita Rinpoche as a way for sangha members to build compassionate connections with people in our community, we help provide hope and assistance for those who need it most.
If you are thinking about making community outreach part of your personal practice, please join us for a brief information session to see what Marici Fellowship is all about.
Michael Lekas has practiced Buddhism for many years, and is a student of H. E. Avikrita Rinpoche. A former public speaker, corporate leader and technologist, Michael now spends his time volunteering in the community. He is program manager for the Sakya website and co-facilitator of the Marici Fellowship.
Joshua Crouch began attending Sakya shortly after arriving in Seattle in 2015 and has become increasingly involved in various volunteer programs since. He helps out at the Teen Dharma Program, is a member of the Marici Fellowship, and can be found most Saturdays Caring for the Monastery. As a dancer, he was trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in NY, served as manager for the only Fletcher Pilates Educational Center in the PNW, has lectured for Dance Educators Association of America (WA), and serves as a substitute instructor at Cornish College of the Arts. He has received teaching and initiations in three of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism (with an emphasis on Sakya), previously studied Chogye (Korean) Buddhism and Nichiren, and is a participating member of the Northwest Dharma Association.