The Dharma Behind Resilient & Sustainable Activism
In the wake of Black Lives Matter, devastating forest fires, and the current Presidential election, there's no shortage of needed activism. What happens though when the grief, pain, and suffering of the world feels frankly like too much to take on? Do we recede and numb out or find our own skillful means to engage the work of moving towards love and justice? Drawing upon Buddhist teachings on anger, the work of Buddhist scholar and deep ecologist Joanna Macy, and the six paramitas, we'll learn the wisdom behind showing up and acting when it's needed most and how to hold each other in communal care to avoid activist burnout.
Adriana DiFazio is a New York-based meditation teacher and practitioner, theology student, entrepreneur, and activist. She started meditating as a student at Barnard College in 2012 within the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and helped found Exubrancy, a national office wellness company, between 2015-2018. Adriana graduated from MNDFL’s 300-Hour Meditation Teacher Training Program in 2016 and the Mukpo Institute, a three month meditation retreat program, in 2018. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Buddhism and Interreligious Engagement at Union Theological Seminary in NYC.