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Transforming Our Suffering

November 30, 2023 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am EST

Join us for our weekly Buddhism & Mindfulness program, Transforming Our Suffering. This group meets every Thursday at 10 am and is led by Pamela Patton, Director of Congregational Ministries.

We are currently reading and discussing Casting Indra’s Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community by Pamela Ayo Yetunde. You are most welcome to attend whether or not you’ve done the reading. We start with a short meditation; Pamela summarizes the chapter; Harry Miller reflects on the teachings, and then we have a discussion (you can choose whether you’d like to go to a breakout room or stay in the main room for a larger group conversation). Each session is standalone, so you can drop in whenever you wish.


Password: Peace

About the book:
A heartfelt call for community-oriented models of well-being in our age of polarization and turmoil. Creating compassionate communities takes more than good will—it requires a dedication to respecting cultural differences while remembering the fundamental spiritual kinship that exists between all people. Activist, counselor, and Buddhist teacher Ayo Yetunde creatively unpacks this condition through the metaphor of Indra’s Net—a universal net in which all beings reflect each other like jewels.

“A rallying cry for civility–to start repairing the world, and ourselves.” – Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier

Casting Indra’s Net is not just a book. It is a deeply compassionate tour of our interbeing—and a clear and vibrant call to live into it.” —from the foreword by Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands

About the author:

Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., M.A., Th.D., is a pastoral counselor, writer, instructor and speaker. She is an interfaith pan-Buddhist practitioner. Her most recent books include:

Casting Indra’s Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community

The Nautilus Book Award-winning Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race Resilience, Transformation and Freedom that she co-edited with Cheryl A. Giles

The Frederick J. Streng Book Award-winning Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care


November 30, 2023
5:00 am - 6:00 am
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