Why Are You So Sensitive?

Northeast USA  

April 16, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

New York Insight Meditation Center

Seeking spirituality in the justice community…and justice in the spirituality community
With Jay Michaelson and Sabrina Sojourner

Contemplatives involved with issues of social justice often find themselves in between two loves. On the one hand, activist communities are often resistant to “spirituality,” believing anger to be a useful force and meditation and yoga to be self-centered. On the other hand, many of our contemplative communities are also resistant to “bringing in politics” and getting too “sensitive” about issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and ableism. The great irony here is that for meditating activists, contemplation and activism go hand in hand. In this dialogue and discussion, two longtime spiritual progressives will talk about lessons learned in contemplative, justice, and “contemplative justice” communities.

Moderated by Sebene Selassie, this unique event is part of the “Dharma in Dialogue” series at New York Insight, and is cosponsored by Tikkun magazine and the Network of Spiritual Progressives.

Learn more and register here.