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Bay Area Buddhist Gathering on SDG's Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - ONLINE (on Zoom)
Bay Area Buddhist Gathering on SDG's Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - ONLINE (on Zoom)

Sat, Jun 29



Bay Area Buddhist Gathering on SDG's Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - ONLINE (on Zoom)

Bay Area Buddhist Association will host the presentation on the importance of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Everyone is invited to attend this free online event. Please pre-register, and a link will be sent to you.

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT


About This Event

SDGs & Buddhism

What can we do now for our future?

-From Buddhist Perspectives-

Goal No 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Free Registration Link: SDGs&Buddhism GOAL 7

Two illustrious teachers, Rev. Honda Shijo, from Jodo shinshu Honganjiha, and Rev. Zengyu Paul Discoe, a Soto Zen teacher, will present on Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. Our overarching theme is What can we do now for our future? From Buddhist Perspectives. We call for conscious action in accordance with the basic philosophy of the SDGs' most important goal of "Leaving no one behind," as well as with the Buddha's teaching of the Four Major Principles found in The Meaning of Practice and Verification: Giving, Kind Speech, Beneficial Deeds, and Cooperation. Goal 7 of the SDGs aligns with a way of life based on the practice of carefully using the limited natural resources and food we receive without wasting anything.

2:00-2:10 pm Opening(Chanting: Hannyashingyo / Heart Sutra, Juseige)

2:10-3:10 Presentations by Reverends Honda and Discoe

3:10-3:15 Break

3:15-3:45 Q&A

3:55 Closing

About Speakers:

Rev. Honda Shinjo is the Director, TERA Energy Co., LTD. Head Minister, Ekoji Buddhist temple in Osaka (Jodo shinshu Honganjiha) and Visiting Professor, Osaka University of Economics and Law

Rev. Zengyu Discoe is a Zen builder. He studied with Rev. Shunryū Suzuki starting in 1967 at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. After four years at TZMC, he was sent by his teacher to Japan to study temple building. After five years, he returned and continued working and studying at San Francisco Zen Center, building facilities at Tassajara, Green Gulch Farm and San Francisco Page Street. In the mid 1980s, Zengyu founded Puregg Zen Retreat in the Austrian Alps with Vanya Palmers and Brother David Steindl-Rast. He founded Joinery Structures shortly after to teach Buddhism through craft. Upon retiring, he started O2AA, a craft center to encourage circular economy and the practice of mottainai. Zengyu is the author of Zen Architecture: A Study of the Design Process based on the Genjokoan.

About Bay Area Buddhist Association (BBA): The Soto Zen, Shinshu Otani-ha, Nichiren Shu and Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha International Centers in the Bay Area have created the Bay Area Buddhist Association. We are very pleased to have been able to learn with you across denominations. We are seeking to deepen our understanding of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and further explore how we Buddhists can practice and change.

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