I don't often send out links to events outside our course, but this one (maywegather) seems so intimately related to the theme of my last message about the possible systemic complicity of the contemporary mindfulness movement in anti-Asian racism.
Many of you have been in touch to ask me about what you might be able to do show greater support for and solidarity with Asian people in your communities and beyond. This event hosted by the Higashi Hongan-ji temple in Los Angeles - a national Buddhist memorial ceremony for Asian American ancestors - seems like one possible forum to express such support. The poster appears below (click 'Read More').
Perhaps I will see some of you there?
As always, I wish you safety, health, and freedom from enmity,
During the 2020/21 COVID19 pandemic, Chris Goto-Jones started writing periodic emails to the participants of the MOOC DeMystifying Mindfulness on Coursera and FutureLearn. Following requests to put them all in one place, they are reproduced here.