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9/29/2009

Charter for Compassion: Events in the Northwest

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When the Charter is unveiled on November 12th, a week of celebratory activities will take place around the world. For those of us in the NW interested in events in support of compassion, let's coordinate and collaborate!

http://my.compassionateactionnetwork.com/group/charterforcompassionlaunch

9/22/2009

Radio Interview on Peace Being A Possibility








How to Resolve Conflicts, Part 2
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Download 56k mp3

(Part 1 aired on August 12th, 2009)

Conflicts may be rampant, but we learned in part one of this two-part series on "How to Resolve Conflicts: from the Personal to the Global," that they are also opportunities. Peace is unimaginable to many pessimists, however, 90% of our lives and history really have been conflict-free. Even in the case of seemingly irreconcilable differences, peace have prevailed in some entrenched battles, often times when we recognize our power to change ourselves. We’ll talk about bringing peace to 99% of our lives by offering applications to turn conflicts into opportunities.


Host: Guo Cheen

http://bellevuecollege.edu/kbcs/downloads/VOD/VOD_20090916.mp3

Guests

Venerable Thubten Chodron is the founder of Sravasti Abbey and the new Gotami House, an American Buddhist monastic community in Eastern Washington. Ven. Chodron is a nun who has studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan masters. Ven. Chodron also travels worldwide to teach and has published a number of books including Working With Anger.

Eric Svaren is the founder and principal of Groupsmith, a Seattle-based company that provides organization development consulting. Eric also teaches mid-career professionals at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.

Dr. Joel Levey is one of the founders of The International Center for Corporate Culture and Organizational Health at InnerWork Technologies, Inc., a Seattle-based firm dedicated to developing and renewing organizational cultures and communities around the globe. He has also co-authored numerous publications, including: Wisdom at Work; A Treasury of Tools for Cultivating Clarity, Kindness, & Resilience.

Credits

Ray Willis is the board operator. Crystal Lee answered your calls. Sonya Green is the Managing Producer. Joaquin Uy is the KBCS News & Public Affairs Director.

9/20/2009

Vows of Silence

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A powerful church vs. a personal relationship with the divine. Which is more important? Are they about an either-or dichotomy or a spectrum?

Power and its ability to corrupt in even the seemingly holiest of realms and peoples. . .
http://www.vowsofsilencefilm.com/

9/17/2009

Infinity = 1; 1 = Infinity



Buddhist texts such as the Avatamsaka Sutra (The Flower Adornment Sutra) and others use "10" to represent infinity. This Sutra also explains dimensions, worlds and universes in ten's.

An Intro to the Avatamsaka Sutra on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m11uUlPbqKI

See how Brian Greene's String Theory about Ten Dimensions of Space match the wisdom that the Buddha shared 2500 years ago.
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/brian_greene_on_string_theory.html

9/04/2009

10 Week Buddhist Text Courses On-Line


Interested in avoiding suffering but seemingly hooked on the causes of suffering? Learn more about the urges that make us addicts to suffering and the wisdom of resting in that pain while maintaining a profound sense of peace.

From September 23 to Thanksgiving, the Compassion Network will offer classes on the following:



Tuesday 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Sixth Patriarch Sutra

Friday 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Shurangama Sutra

Saturday 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Lotus Sutra

Sunday 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Avatamsaka Sutra

These are long-distance learning courses on-line. Everyone with internet access is welcome.

Dana is appreciated. Students are responsible for acquiring their own texts, so please register before September 16th, Wednesday.

For more details or to register, please contact Reverend Cheen with The Compassion Network at 253.568.7473 or TheCompassionNetwork@gmail.com. Skype also available.