Engaged Dharma: Compassionate Washington DC, Part 1
World events are unfolding in ways that portend both increased suffering and also the potential for dramatic transfomation. For many Dharma practitioners, this has aroused a strong and growing interest in spiritual activism--in bringing the teachings and practices of mindfulness and compassion to bear on the challenges facing people around the globe.
One exciting initiative being launched in the Washington area is a campaign to make Washington, DC, a 'compassionate city.' The global Compassionate Cities campaign comes out of the Charter for Compassion developed by Karen Armstrong and other spiritual leaders. It seeks to restore compassion to the center of morality and religion and make compassion a 'clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world.'
Please email IMCW teacher Hugh Byrne for more information on this exciting initiative.