Community Conversations and Events

Join the Common Ground community for time to connect around various issues that are dear to our hearts and real in our lives. We will talk and listen to each other, sharing wisdom and using our mindfulness practice to deepen our collective understanding. Each conversation will be facilitated by teachers or community leaders.  

 

Community Conversation for Those Who Embody Masculinity on Sexism and Sexual Misconduct, facilitated by Louis Alemayehu, Gabe Keller-Flores, Mark Nunberg, Omkar Sawardekar, and Malik Watkins

Community Conversation for Those Who Embody Masculinity on Sexism and Sexual Misconduct, facilitated by Louis Alemayehu, Gabe Keller-Flores, Mark Nunberg, Omkar Sawardekar, and Malik Watkins.

This is the next conversation in our ongoing series of conversations designed for folks who identify as male or men or embodying masculinity to talk about our response to the suffering we are hearing about more these days as part of the #MeToo movement. Together we will reflect on our cultural and biological conditioning and on how we are learning to relate to the messiness of sexuality, power, and desire from an awake, compassionate point of view. This is not about judgment or self-hatred nor about rationalizing or denying that our thoughts, words and actions can be the cause for suffering; it is about waking up, seeing more clearly, and living more skillfully.

Sunday, July 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register here

 

Topics of Previous Community Conversations:
Buddhism & Polyamory
Sexism and Patriarchy
Classism
Examining Microaggressions
Waking Up – Learning to See What We Don’t See
Community
Humans, Animals and Non harming 
Relating Wisely to Global Climate Change