|SAVE THE DATE!|
March 8th, 2020
8AM (PT)/ 9AM (MT)/11AM (ET)/ 4PM (GMT)EARTH HOLDER COMMUNITY
INTERBEING, INTERSECTIONSALITY AND TRUE HAPPINESS
WITH CLEAR GRACE
We are delighted to announce that the upcoming March 8th EHC Online Sangha will be facilitated by Earth Holder Community Care Taking Council member, Clear Grace! Clear Grace will guide us in a meditation and Dharma talk: “Interbeing, Intersectionality and True Happiness”.
We hope you will join us!
A brief description of the Dharma talk topic, Clear Grace’s bio, and the zoom link are found below.
For those of us who are unable to attend, the recording will be released on the EHC YouTubechannel 2-3 days following the live gathering.
Please contact Earth Holder Community Coordinator, Simona Coayla-Duba, at email@example.com with any questions. March 2020088 AM PT/ 9AM MT/
11 AM ET/ 4PM (GMT)
Please check your time zone for accuracy of timing especially if you are not in the U.S.CLICK HERE TO CONNECT TO THE CALL
|To honor the container of the EHC Online Sangha,|
we encourage you to see the following documents
before joining the call:Suggested ResourcesDharma Sharing GuidelinesTrue Moon of Clear Grace (she,her/they,them) received the Five Mindfulness Trainings in 2015 as Generous Presence of The Heart and received their novice ordination in 2018 at Deer Park Monastery. Clear Grace now resides at Heartwood Refuge where they are the supporting Prioress under the tutelage of Venerables Dr. Pannavati, Venerable Pannadipa in Hendersonville, NC the Traditional Lands of the Tsulagi~ Untakiyastiyi and the Kustiyi. They are a Core member for the ARISE Sangha (Awakening through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity. A member of the Earth Holder Community Care Taking Council and a member of the New Beginnings Possible Sangha “a gathering of core members of Plum Village initiatives (ARISE, Wakeup and Earth Holders) whose purpose is to serve as a bridge among and between these initiatives and the MahaSangha, and to practice cultivating mindful social, racial and earth justice together, through our interactions and collaborations.”
Clear Grace aspires to embrace Earth Loving practices that lead towards change that protects all beings, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, status and the ways in which many are marginalized. The Dharma has been their greatest source of insight and transformation to heal from these injustices and of all kinds. It has helped them to learn truths and unlearn deeply embedded beliefs that have kept her away from the liberation of such sufferings in her daily life. She wishes to integrate these skills, understandings, wisdom traditions and worldviews in her intention for contributing to the ending of suffering for all beings. Mindfulness meditation and the dharma are ideal for transforming suffering, particularly the trauma of oppression and its many vicissitudes-where the chains around our minds and hearts can be broken and dissolved. With True Love and Inclusiveness, Clear Grace wishes to further break through the illusions that these opinions and beliefs are internalized and ways in which they are presenting themselves in our dharma communities.
Interbeing, Intersectionality and True Happiness
When we know suffering and have come to understand the cause of suffering our true nature of interbeing becomes the lens through which we see. With this understanding we are able to see all of the causes and conditions, its origin or causality and from this point of view we are better able to uproot and transform suffering at its base. We will take a look at intersectionality and its interconnected relationship to the climate emergency, climate activism, environmental injustices and identify its underlying power structure rooted in capitalism, patriarchy, and colonization. The Mindfulness Trainings are the gateway with which we work to see through these injustices in ourselves and how it impacts others, the training of True Happiness will be our guide on the path to practicing generosity, compassion and finding freedom in our equanimity or non-discriminating mind.