Diversity & Inclusivity - A Day of Practice

with Janet Ryvlin

April 14th

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    Room: Meditation Hall

    Diversity & Inclusivity with Janet Ryvlin

    A Day of Practice

    This day of practice will build upon our ongoing monthly series where we discuss issues of diversity and inclusivity from a myriad of perspectives bringing light to these areas and widening views. Within the context of meditation practice, we look at ways to become more aware of the unconscious biases that we carry internally and the effects of power, privilege and systemic oppression in our culture. We look into blindness and exclusion as well as the importance of open heartedness with ourselves and each other in learning more about how this impacts the lives of all of us, especially marginalized groups. Monthly topics include but are not limited to issues of race, gender, age, disability and economic disparities.

    About the Facilitating Teacher Janet Ryvlin: A long-time practitioner in the Shambhala tradition, Janet recently retired from a long and rewarding career in nursing, has also (in her spare time; but for many years) been a deep student of diversity, inclusion and systemic oppression of marginalized groups.  In these difficult times of division and confusion, she has longed to bring these issues to the forefront of the consciousness of our community with the aspiration of helping to break down the walls that can isolate us from our neighbors and from each other.

    Please note: This program is for members, and if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Janet Ryvlin at [email protected].