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North Meets South goes to Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery

North Meets South goes to Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery

February 1, 2018 — 

Are you interested in learning about Buddhism? Want to know how the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action impact the lives of committed Buddhists living on traditional Indigenous territory?

Join North Meets South, a Community Service-Learning program, for a visit to the Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery and the Buddha Meditation Centre of Winnipeg.

Bhante Dhammasen, a Buddhist monk, will lead U of M students in a discussion around the basic tenants and guiding values of Therevada Buddhism. Dialogue will explore how Buddhists see themselves in the work of building relationships and reconciling with diverse people and groups, particularly the Indigenous community. The group will also discuss how Buddhist teachings can contribute to the healing of relationships with Indigenous peoples.

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Winnipeg*
Monday, February 12, 2018

3:30pm            Meet-up and Q&A with Community Service-Learning staff, CSL Office at 203 Fitzgerald

4:00-6:00pm    Discussion with Bhante Dhammasen at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery

6:00-6:45pm    Debrief and reflection with Community Service-Learning staff

7:00pm            Return to U of M Fort Garry Campus

*Community Service-Learning will help arrange student transportation. Public transportation to the monastery is not available.

 Please sign up on UMCommunityLink.

North Meets South: Truth, Healing, and Relations-Building is a program offered by Community Service-Learning that provides U of M students with monthly excursions, events and intercultural workshops to learn about our community, cultures and roles in reconciliation. Learn more!

This event is offered in collaboration with the Spiritual Care Coordinator.

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