ONLINE CLASS: Seeing from the Edge: Working with a Zen Buddhist Lens (2138)

Four Mondays: April 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Price: 
$120.00 (10% off for members)

Two renowned Buddhist teachers, Joan Halifax and Angel Kyodo Williams, have explored the boundaries, the edges, of our everyday world, right in the midst of life’s conflict, complexity and confusion. They walk their talk. Their teachings and practices, in Halifax’s Standing at the Edge and Williams’s Being Black, serve as valuable sourcebooks for anyone willing to transform challenging states into experiences of growth. They incite one to take a wider spiritual and secular view. These teachers couple deep contemplative life with a call for strong social transformation and human equity. Four Mondays: April 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Online Class.

Reading Schedule:

Classes One and Two: Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Joan Halifax. This book offers an accessible education on how to stay well in the midst of stress and suffering. Through examples of others’ lives and her own as a caretaker and Zen Buddhist teacher, Halifax offers poignant and heartfelt examples of how to serve oneself while serving others.

Classes Three and Four: Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace by Angel Kyodo Williams. Williams clearly presents a succinct introduction to Zen Buddhism, in her case a heartfelt introduction combined with her African-American roots. Her voice is one of integrity and affirmation, enlightening for readers of any color.

Required Texts:

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet, by Joan Halifax (9781250101358)

Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, by Angel Kyodo Williams (9780140196306)

Jerry Webster, Ph. D., (Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland) has taught numerous courses in literature for the U. of MD. and in multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools (MD). He has taught English full-time in public school systems for forty years. He served as the Shastri, or head teacher, for the Shambhala Buddhist Center in Washington, D.C. for 10 years until he retired in 2020. He teaches regularly for Politics & Prose, as well as  the Johns Hopkins Odyssey Program, the D.C. Shambhala Buddhist Center, and the Frederick Community College ILR Program. 

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet Cover Image
By Joan Halifax, Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250101358
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 12th, 2019

Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace (Compass) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140196306
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Published: Penguin Books - January 8th, 2002