Worship Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:00 AM In Person ONLY

We will worship in Smith Hall only today. There is no on-line service.
Masks are required for in-person worship.

Understanding Interbeing with Thich Nhat Hanh and Joanna Macy

What does it mean to interbe? Two great Buddhists scholars and practitioners of our era, the recently deceased great Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and ecophilosopher-activist Joanna Macy were two leaders in the transformation of Buddhism from a primarily interior practice out of the monastery and into activism for social change. At the same time, Thich Nhat Hanh re-translated the essential Buddhist concept that had been called “dependent co-arising” into the more intuitively grasped new word “interbeing.” His contemporary, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, at the same time began calling it “mutual causality.” She developed a deep understanding of the overlap of Buddhist mutual causality with general systems theory. As she says, a shift in consciousness from the linear view of cause and effect to understanding of how life is deeply ecological–all interrelated and interdependent–is essential to the healing of our world and humans relationship with the rest of life.

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Joanne Macy