An Online Evening With Dharma Teacher, Valerie Brown

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:30 – 8:30 pm via Zoom

Hosted by Blooming Lilac Sangha; Dharma Refuge; and the Rochester Zen Center.

“How to Fight Racial and Social Injustice Without Hating”

Many of us are compelled to stand up for racial and social justice as the events in our city and throughout our country make it clear that without substantial change, great suffering continues.  But how do we maintain equanimity and not succumb to anger or helplessness in our efforts to bring about change?

The evening will offer meditation, a short talk by Valerie, a question and answer period and an opportunity for the greater community to share in small groups.

Valerie Brown

About Valerie Brown

Valerie is a Dharma teacher (True Sangha Power) in the Plum Village Tradition with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She is engaged in human-scale, heart-centered work with diverse leaders and teams in educational institutions and nonprofits, to foster trustworthy, compassionate, and authentic connections. She is an ARISE sangha member and a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Learn more about Valerie.

Event Attendance

Please let Dharma Refuge know you plan to attend. This is a free event, though donations are welcome. 

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More Information About the Evening’s Topic

Read Valerie’s Tricycle Magazine article “How to Fight Injustice Without Hating.”

Check out Valerie’s 5-day course “How to Fight Injustice Without Hating” on Insight Timer.

Valerie facilitated an in-person 2 ½ day retreat in Rochester in August 2019, open to the public. We hope to do that again in 2021, if conditions are safe regarding COVID-19.