"If we continue abusing the Earth this way, there is no doubt that our civilization will be destroyed. This turnaround takes enlightenment, awakening. The Buddha attained individual awakening. Now we need a collective enlightenment to stop this course of destruction. Civilization is going to end if we continue to drown in the competition for power, fame, sex and profit." Thich Nhat Hanh
Hurricane Dorian is still upon us, ringing loudly as a Bell of Mindfulness, trying to wake us up to the reality that we are not separate from nature; our actions matter. On September 20, 2019 students and young people around the world are striking, leaving their studies and assembling to call for attention and action to the climate crisis. They are seeking our help to protect their future and all of Life on our precious planet.
Let us join them, and our Pittsburgh Interfaith Community, sharing our support and presence as a collective Buddhist community working to reduce the suffering for all Beings.
The Zen Center in Swickley is celebrating it's 20th year, and all are invited to attend it's Open House. Come and enjoy the many wonderful and interesting activities, including a Japanese Tea Ceremony, an Obon Ceremony and Dance, Yoga and Reiki Healing, live music and more.
The event is open to all traditions and the public, and is Free except for the Tea Ceremony, which requires registration. See the Event Brochure for more details and click here to register and pay for the Tea Ceremony.
Reverend Kotoku and Colleen Crivello invite you to attend and enjoy the peaceful meditation hall and grounds. For Directions to 124 Willow Ridge Road, Swickley, click here.