January 1, 2018 Sebastopol, CA Meditation for World Peace and Social Justice

                             

 

 

                            Russell Delman and the Embodied Life School  

                                     

  A Day of silent Meditation

Dedicated to World Peace and Social Justice

January 1, 2018

 

These "Meditations for Peace" have been on going for five years now and are very meaningful for me. I am so grateful when people join me both in Sophia's Sanctuary and around the world. In this time of great conflict throughout our world and consequent suffering, we dedicate these meditations to   World Peace and Social Justice.

 MEDITATION FOR WORLD PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

 Basic Instructions:

 The day is divided into two, five hour sessions. People can come to all or part, even for one meditation. Each of the ten hours will be dedicated to particular form of human suffering that arises from social injustice.  We will also hold a vision for the end of this injustice.

 Our practice is to return to Presence, focusing on breathing with gentle awareness, peace and kindness. If anger, despair or other challenging states arise, please greet these feelings with care.

 At the beginning of each period, we will speak a dedication so that we can hold in our hearts the particular form of suffering, the beings in our world who are touched by it and a vision of a planet free from this transgression. During the sitting and walking meditations, we spend brief moments recalling the form which social justice to which we are connecting.  Most of the time, our intention is to rest in warm-hearted presence, creating a home in ourselves for World Peace and Social Justice.

 Location: 2836 Bloomfield Rd, Sebastopol    6:00 am – 6:00 pm

 Russell Delman

Founder, The Embodied Life School www.russelldelman.com

Russell began meditating in 1970. His teaching of "Embodied Meditation" is rooted in the Zen tradition. These all day sittings are completely non-sectarian and are open to all styles of silent meditation. People are welcome to practice in alternative, silent forms as well. For any questions Contact office@russelldelman.com  or call 707.827.3536

DEDICATIONS

At the beginning of each period, we will speak a dedication so that we can hold in our hearts the particular form of suffering, the beings in our world who are touched by it and a vision of a planet free from this transgression. During the sitting and walking meditations, we spend brief moments recalling the form which social justice to which we are connecting.  Most of the time, our intention is to rest in warm-hearted presence, creating a home in ourselves for World Peace and Social Justice.

 

6:00 AM -6:50- Meditation – All suffering connected to homelessness- May all people find safe homes.

6:50-7:00- Walking meditation

7:00-7:50- Meditation – All suffering connected to racial discrimination –May people of all races be treated equitably in society and value each other.

7:50-8:00- Walking meditation

8:00-8:50- Meditation - All suffering connected to sexual violence and sexual identity- May the boundaries of each person's body and their individuality be universally respected.

8:50-9:00-Walking meditation

9:00-9:50- Meditation - All suffering connected to religious intolerance - May all faiths be honored.  

9:50- 10:00- Walking meditation

10:00-10:50- Meditation -All suffering connected to violent political ideology - May all views be honored and heard with respect.

10:50-11:00- Walking meditation

{11:00-1:00pm PAUSE}

1:00-1:50- Meditation - All suffering connected to economic and class violence - May all people be paid a fair and just wage and be valued for the work that they do.

1:50-2:00 Walking meditation

2:00-2:50 Meditation - All suffering connected to ageism - May the young and old be protected, honored valued in their capacities and differences.

2:50-3:00- Walking meditation

3:00-3:50 Meditation - All suffering connected to tribal, regional and nationalistic violence- May the value of each life be inviolable.

3:50-4:00 Walking meditation

4:00-4:50 Meditation - All suffering connected to discrimination against those with mental or physical disabilities - May all beings be honored in their uniqueness.

4:50-5:00 Walking meditation

5:00-5:50 Meditation - All suffering connected to humanly caused environmental destruction - May all beings live in healthy environments.

 

Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 6:00am to 6:00pm