Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese monk who advocated for peace during the Vietnam War and is one of the best-selling authors of Buddhism in the world, coined the term “Engaged Buddhism” to summarizes the need to engage in the suffering of this world and the skillful ways in which Buddhist insights are applied.
Stacey Mitchell first became a member of Unitarian Universalism in the early 1990s. She is currently attending Union Theological Seminary in New York City, pursuing the new M.Div. Buddhist program, which bridges her interests in Buddhism, social justice, and Unitarian Universalism, and the Unitarian Church of All Souls. Stacey previously lived at a Buddhist Monastery in Canada for a couple of years and has studied under Tibetan Master Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche for nine years. Prior to meeting Khenpo, Stacey studied in different Buddhist traditions. Her career has consisted of working for the international peace organization The Fellowship of Reconciliation, the inter-faith meditation retreat center The Garrison Institute, and more recently, Hot Bread Kitchen (a job training non-profit in NYC, training immigrant women in culinary techniques, which connects them with reputable companies upon graduation). Stacey’s other non-profit experience has included working for the Sierra Club and working as an advocate of Latina rights in Mexico and the United States.. In 2018, Stacey was an original member of the Buddhist Action Coalition, founded by Rev. Kyodo Williams, Rev. Greg Snyder, and Bikkhu Bodhi.
August Theme: Story
Our lives are not just made up of stories; they are are also made by stories. This might be the most important reminder of this month. Indeed, who of us hasn’t felt controlled by a story? Stuck in a story? Hopeless about the way our story will end up? Simply put, stories write us as much as we write them.
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