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Bhikkhu Bodhi has joined the DC protests

Postby kirtu » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:55 am

Bhikkhu Bodhi has joined the protest that started today at Freedom Plaza in DC.

Here is email from the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship:
I saw and talked with well known Buddhist monk and author Bhikkhu Bodhi today on the first day of the Freedom Plaza event.
He is the translator of the 3 volumes of the original Buddhist Sutras.
He has come to other DC Peace marches and spoken at one WBPF event.
He will be talking there tomorrow, Friday at 10:00 AM on engaged Buddhism, and his Buddhist Global relief initiative.
He said he plans to be here until Sunday. The event is continuously evolving, as the Wall Street Takeover has, (though DC's has been scheduled for months), and so there will probably other times when he will speak.
At noon most of the crowd will be marching to the Reagan building for the Anti Tar Sands Pipeline event.
Hope to see some of you there. There is always a mindful Buddhist presence at these sort of events.
Please pass this on to other lists as it is so last minute.
Thanks,
Bill Jenkins

Here are some of the links:

http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/main.html

http://october2011.org/livewelcome



Schedule beginning Oct. 7:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Workshops and classes (schedult TBA)
12:00 to 1:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 to 3:00 pm - Activities off Freedom Plaza
3:00 to 5:00 pm - Committee meetings
5:00 to 7:00 pm - Open mic on main stage
7:00 to 10:00 pm - Evening Assembly including music and arts and committee reports. Evening assemblies will be livestreamed (more information to come).

Friday, Oct. 7: Other activities

12 pm: Rally During the Hearings on the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Meet at the 14th St. entrance between Pennsylvania Ave. and Constitution Ave. The Rally During the Hearings on The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline is now the biggest environmental decision facing the President before the next election. The rally will kick off one month of escalating actions across the country, culminating in a giant action on November 6th back in DC - one year from the next election - that will try to encircle the White House.
6 - 9 pm: War Voices: Building Community After a Decade of Struggle at Home and Abroad at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church 1830 Connecticut Ave NW, near Dupont. Through a unique of series of speakers, cultural performances, and art, War Voices will explore the ongoing occupation of Afghanistan. The evening will feature speakers from many perspectives, including Afghan civilians, veterans and military families of the Global War on Terror, as well as a cross-section of social justice advocates, activists, and organizers. Transportation provided from Freedom Plaza.

Saturday, Oct.8:
12 pm: Rally and concert




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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi has joined the DC protests

Postby plwk » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:10 am

I am sure his fellow brother Bhikkhus would have frowned on that choice 'Vinaya-cally' speaking but then again, Bhante is the owner of his own actions, no? Personally, I would support him...
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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi has joined the DC protests

Postby kirtu » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:39 am

plwk wrote:I am sure his fellow brother Bhikkhus would have frowned on that choice 'Vinaya-cally' speaking but then again, Bhante is the owner of his own actions, no? Personally, I would support him...


Well in Vietnam, Kampuchea, Thailand and Myanmar monks protest (or at least take a stand by their presence against) social injustice.

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi has joined the DC protests

Postby Jikan » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:27 pm

Hopefully his presence will help ensure the peace on all sides.
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