CBD 2023: Can the contemplative life support bonding across our differences? with Pamela Ayo Yetunde, JD, ThD

Date
Friday November 3rd 2023, 12:00 - 1:30PM
Event Sponsor
Contemplation by Design
Stanford Prevention Research Center
School of Medicine
The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies

It seems that those who have ultimate access and ownership of the media with the greatest cultural impact, including social media, project a vision of separation, division, diametrical opposition, and collective narcissism. Do our contemplative practices and lifestyles help us touch into a different reality of ourselves and others? How do our practices help us select the ethical relational options before us? Are we able to cultivate the courage to individuate from destructive group-think in order to experience reconnection and solidarity? In this keynote address, Ayo will reflect on these questions with the hope we will touch into our appreciation for and direct experience of our interconnectedness.

Pamela Ayo Yetunde, JD, ThD, is a pastoral counselor, author, and Community Dharma Leader.  She is the author of Casting Indra's Net: Fostering Spiritual Kinship and Community (2023), co-editor of Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom (2020), co-founder of Buddhist Justice Reporter, and is an associate editor with Lion's Roar.

CBD 2023: Can the contemplative life support bonding across our differences? with Pamela Ayo Yetunde is part of the FREE Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 24- Nov. 3, 2023.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

Registration opens September 12, 2023