ONLINE CLASS: Thich Nhat Hahn and Joanna Macy: Saving Ourselves and our Planet (2277)

Four Wednesdays: Oct. 19, 26 and Nov 2, 9, from 6:30 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. EDT Online

Price: 
$140.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Nhat Hahn distinguished himself as a proponent of the movement he himself labelled “Engaged Buddhism,” carrying his social activism into many areas of social concern. His last book, Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet, travels into diverse topics, primarily climate change.  Nhat Hahn offers us powerful tools with his many poignant, radical Zen insights and penetrating meditative practices. Of a similar ilk, in her work Active Hope, Joanna Macy, Buddhist scholar and deep ecologist, interweaves her Buddhist  practice and scholarship with decades of social activism. She joins with co-author Chris Johnson, medical doctor and addiction specialist, to create a guide to navigate beyond despair and nihilism into active participation to help heal our world.

Four Wednesdays: Oct. 19, 26 and Nov 2, 9, from 6:30 p.m. to  8:30 p.m. EDT Online

Required Reading:

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet (2021) by Thich Nhat Hahn (9780062954794)

Active Hope: How To Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy (Revised ed 2022) by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone (9781608687107)

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 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 the D. C. Politics & Prose Bookstore, as well as the Johns Hopkins Odyssey Program, Frederick Community College ILR Program, and Washington College.  

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

$140.00
SKU: 9787000010611
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Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062954794
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Published: HarperOne - October 5th, 2021

Active Hope (Revised): How to Face the Mess We're in with Unexpected Resilience and Creative Power Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781608687107
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Published: New World Library - June 14th, 2022