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Peoples Climate March 2014

Join Compassion NYC on the Triple Gem Express Rolling Retreat

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Buses will leave from 34th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan at 6am on April 29th, returning around 8-9pm that evening.  Please check back periodically for any changes.



What's a 'rolling retreat?!' It's a new concept whose time has come, and we invented it!  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ride with some of America's most known and respected dharma teachers: Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, founder of Buddhist Global Relief, Roshi Enkyo O'Hara, Abbot of the Village Zendo, renowned environmental activist and dharma teacher Colin Beavan, and Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Zen Priest and founder of the the Center for Transformative Change.

Bhikkhu Bodhi, often referred to as the Conscience of the Buddhist Community, is a prominent monk and Buddhist scholar.  He has translated and made available in English some of the most important teachings of the Buddha, including The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Majjhima Nikaya, 1995), The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Samyutta Nikaya, 2000), and The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya, 2012).

Colin Beavan, author of the best selling book 'No Impact Man,' which later became a feature film, and How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World.  Colin Beavan is among the world’s best known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and human quality of life.

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara serves as Abbot of the Village Zendo.Roshi is a Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Family, a spiritual and social action association. Roshi’s focus is on the expression of Zen through caring, service, and creative response. Her Five Expressions of Zen form the matrix of study at the Village Zendo: Meditation, Study, Communication, Action, and Caring.

Rev. angel Kyodo williams is called “the most vocal and most intriguing African-American Buddhist in America.”  Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and justice since the publication of her critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace.  Her most recent book is entitled Radical Dharma:  Talking Race, Love and Liberation.


Bhikkhu Bodhi Rolling Retreat

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Colin Beavan Rolling Retreat

Colin Beavan photo courtesy New York Times








Roshi Enkyo Village Zendo rolling retreat

Roshi Enkyo of the Village Zendo

Rev. angel Kyodo Williams









Join us as we hit the highway for a rollicking, dharma-filled, awesome event! The People's Climate March promises to be the biggest in history.

We've made prices affordable and on a sliding scale so all can attend.  Please pay as much as you're able.  This will allow us to invite more monastics!  A limited number of reduced price and work-study positions available. email rvaldez@buddhistglobalrelief.org for information.

Click on our mascot, Ellie the elephant below, for a space on the bus. She's rip-snortin' mad, because she doesn't want her people to become extinct!

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