“Why Are You So Sensitive?”: Seeking spirituality in the justice community — and justice in the spiritual community

at New York Insight
28 West 27th Street, #10
New York, NY
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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, Jay Michaelson and Sabrina Sojourner will join New York Insight executive director Sebene Selassie to talk about lessons learned in contemplative, justice, and “contemplative justice” communities.