See the presentation, “From Refuge to Sanctuary: an MRO Tribute to Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.”
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 01/16/2022
Celebrating the Love in Action of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Invoking the life and words of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Shugen Roshi celebrates his teachings on the power of love and its manifestation in the Beloved Community. Sangha is an example of this united effort to live as an expression of love, and the life of practice requires our sincere engagement and action. Dr. King believed in the “practical realism” of love, a power which is always available and can be lived every day. Understanding the interrelated structure of reality from a Christian perspective, he said, “Your suffering is my suffering,” echoing the Bodhisattva’s vow to put an end to the suffering of all beings.
This dharma talk is preceded by a presentation from the People of African Descent (PAD) Affinity Group, “From Refuge to Sanctuary: an MRO Tribute to Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.” which you can watch here.