Guest Dharma Teacher -
Mary Kalyna

Join us on Sunday, December 4th, as we welcome guest dharma teacher, Mary Kalyna to our 8am virtual meditation and discussion.

TOPIC: Nonviolence, Pacifism and Mindful Action

We are daily living with violence of all kinds, from the global to the very personal. How can our meditation practice and the teachings of the Buddha help us to cope and keep our balance, and guide us to take right action? What did the Buddha actually teach about nonviolence, which is not the same as pacifism? And what is our individual responsibility to stop violence?

Mary Kalyna has practiced Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka for 31 years. She has taught in the "Breathe" meditation program at the Unitarian Society of Germantown and at Springboard, where she was also a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer. For many years she led the Rainbow Buddhist Meditation Group at the William Way Center in Center City Philadelphia.

Mary is founder and coordinator of the Black Lives Matter vigil at USG as well as the "We Stand with Ukraine" vigil, both of which continue to be held weekly. With Pamela Freeman, Mary has taught the class "Mindful of Race," based on the book of the same name by Ruth King. An activist for justice and human rights since her teens, Mary's current focus is ending Russia's war against Ukraine, where she has many close relatives and friends, and organizing support for victims of the war.

Date and Time

Sunday, November 4th

8:00-9:30am ET