In this annual half-day retreat celebrating the gift of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we will reflect on the events of the past watershed year of the movement toward national conversation and examination of our progress and non-progress with respect to honoring diversity and differences, whether with respect to color, religion, class or economic disparity.
Against all odds, Dr. King stood for the principle of agape (like the Buddha’s teachings on metta, universal, unconditional all embracing love for others, regardless of race, religious or political beliefs, just or unjust) in confronting hatred and suffering. We will honor Dr. King’s legacy of courage, profound commitment to community and connection while contemplating and practicing the teachings to choose love as necessary to enlightenment individually and collectively.
Can we together find the courage to see how in our modern day, these teachings are indispensible to survival in, and navigating the waters of, our world? Can we, as Dr. King taught, engage in non-retaliative transformative direct action, establishing love as the driving force in our lives?
All are welcome to join in the celebration.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $30 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.