Recent Events


Workshops, Seminars, Lectures

October 17-22.  A Week-long Visit of Lama Rod Owens.
Love, Grief, and Activism:  Radical Dharma Vision of Change and Vulnerability
Lama Rod’s itinerary for the week is listed below. We will be needing volunteers for a variety of tasks throughout the week. If you have the time and energy, or any questions about specific ways to volunteer, contact us at [email protected]

Tuesday, 10/17
Radical Mindfulness in Times of Crisis, 3:05 – 4:30 pm.
Duke Lecture, Perkins Library Building, Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room), in the Rubenstein Special Collections area. First Floor.
Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, 10/18
It Gets Better: Developing Basic Friendship with Ourselves, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Triangle Insight Meditation Community, 505 Alexander Ave., Durham
Free and open to the public with donations accepted for Lama Rod.

Friday, 10/20
Real Vulnerability as a Tool for Social Change, 7:00 pm.
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Whitford Hall, 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham.
Free and open to the public, with donations accepted for Lama Rod.

Saturday 10/21
Love, Grief, and Activism: Radical Dharma Vision of Change and Vulnerability,
9 am – 5 pm.
MDC Learning Center, 307 W. Main St., Durham.
Open to all communities. $100, with other fee options available.

Sunday 10/22
Love, Grief, and Activism:  Radical Dharma Vision of Change and Vulnerability,
1 pm – 5 pm, for those who identify as LGBTQ and People of Color.
Temple Building, 302 W. Main St., Durham. $60, with other fee options available


Media Night  

Friday, November 10, 2017
Music and Meditation, with Erica Alexander. A hands on evening of meditation joined with learning and playing the Native American inspired flute. We will start with a guided meditation to be followed with a presentation on the flute and structured playing. Erica will bring flutes, but if you have a flute, plan to bring it — especially if it is in the key of A.

Friday, July 14, 2017
Screening of 13th, an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States
and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. The New York Times Review described the film as “powerful, infuriating, and at times overwhelming.” If you would like to view the official trailer, please use this link.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Potluck supper, screening of the documentary film, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. The film offers a surprising take on the environmental movement and the interconnectedness of all beings. It features Richard Oppenlander, lauren Ornelas, Michael Pollan, Will Tuttle, and more.