September 5th, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Pacific Time Zone
PUBLIC TALK WITH VENERABLE YÖNTEN
*This will be ONLINE via Zoom – we will also allow 10 spaces for people to join in-person, masks & social distancing required
EQUANIMITY & IDENTITY: RELATING IDENTITY POLITICS & DHARMA WISDOM
Many people interested in Buddhism, introspection and self-development are also interested in politics, activism and social change. How do we unify and integrate the work we do internally with the changes we seek externally?
What does it mean to have equanimous goodwill to everyone while still naming and addressing harmful policies in our government, workplaces, or even family structures?
Venerable Yönten brings her background in the social and environmental justice movements to the ongoing dharma discussions she facilitates in various Dharma Centers across multiple continents.
Join us for a public talk with time for discussion, debate and deep contemplation of our own prejudices and how to unlock them. Learn about the delicate line of naming ones own identity without it becoming a barrier that blocks compassion. Learn about the arising of identity itself and how to explore its dissolution.
ABOUT VENERABLE YÖNTEN
Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Venerable Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tanric College) from 2002 – 2009, completing their Buddhist Studies Program. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012.
Ven. Yönten was the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of Australia from 2012 – 2015 before becoming teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018. She has just arrived to Land of Medicine Buddha to be one of our resident teachers for six months out of the year, to allow her to honor her other teaching engagements worldwide
Currently, Ven. Yönten divides her time as a touring teacher and retreat leader, as well as annually offering the Buddhadharma from a secular perspective in Israel as a member of the Buddhist faculty for a seven-year post graduate program called Human Spirit which is a Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program.
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|Date(s):||Sunday Sept. 5th 3:00pm -4:30pm PT|
|Times:||3:00 pm - 4:30 pm|
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|Number of sessions:||1 Public Talk|
|Level:||All are welcome!|
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|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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