The challenges and suffering of today’s world require transformation of cultures, communities, infrastructure, and our relationships with the more-than-human world. This transformation will take hard work and exertion, especially to do so in fair and just ways that benefit all beings.
With Great Eastern Sun vision and the motivation to be of service, our practice “on the cushion” should help to settle our minds and bodies so that we can arouse energy for the “mediation in action” of transforming society. Join us for an exploration of warriorship in today’s world and nurturing our capacity to engage the pressing challenges of our time.
Gabe Dayley serves as Climate Protection Program Manager for Albemarle County, Virginia, with a focus on ensuring that strategies for local climate action are equitable, inclusive, and just. He founded and edits The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics, which investigates applications of contemplative wisdom to confronting pressing environmental, social, and political challenges. He formerly served as Executive Director of the DC Shambhala Center, and was raised in the Shambhala tradition by parents who were students of the founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Gabe received a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a bachelor’s in International Relations from Pomona College. He has designed and facilitated numerous workshops that apply diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to personal and organizational transformation.