Wendy Johnson answers a compelling call for clergy to gather in prayer and solidarity with the Standing Rock Water Protectors.
Last week, following months of protesting by the Standing Rock Water Protectors in North Dakota, the US Army Corps of Engineers concluded that the Dakota Access Crude Oil Pipeline, which was slated to run under the Missouri River and cuts through sacred Sioux burial grounds, must take a new route.
A Statement from the Abbatial Leadership of San Francisco Zen Center
We, as the abbatial leaders, would like to express our gratitude for the many expressions of appreciation and concern that we have heard since putting out our post-election statement calling for unity, mutual respect, and loving-kindness. Thank you. The true body and mind of San Francisco Zen Center are made up of all of us together who care about this community and the world. Read more
On November 3, members of the clergy from across the United States participated in a prayer circle in front of a bridge where demonstrators are facing off against police during a Dakota Access pipeline protest on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation near Cannonball, North Dakota. Read more
During this course on the sixteen bodhisattva precepts, you will be introduced to the Bodhisattva Vow from its origins in the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha to its expression in the precept ceremonies and daily life practices of our Zen communities today. It will be taught by Abbess Fu Schroeder. Course begins October 12.