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NWDA Annual Gathering February 2011

Everyone is welcome to
The NWDA 2011 Annual Gathering

Dharma, Conflict and Peace

Saturday, February 26

10AM to 4PM 
Portland Insight Meditation Community
6536 SE Duke
Portland, Oregon

 Sharif 2 Our keynote speaker is Dr. Sharif Abdullah, an author and advocate for inclusivity and the social/spiritual transformation of society.
Sharif works in many different countries to align our global human societies with our common spiritual and moral values. 
He is founder and director of the Portland-based Commonway Institute for Societal Transformation.

Following the keynote address there will be a panel discussion on various aspects of "Dharma, Conflict and Peace". Panelists are:

Sith Chaisurote - President of Peace Revolution and Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Oregon, will speak about the Peace Revolution Project and how it can contribute to world peace, one person at a time;

Dr. Robert Gould - Chair of the Conflict Resolution Department at Portland State University, will speak about Buddhism and Conflict Resolution, how to manage paradoxes and the "should monster" in everyday conflicts;

Ruby Grad - from Portland Friends of the Dhamma, will speak about the Ethics and Reconciliation Committee at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on which she has served since 2004;

Ven. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche - from Sakya Monastery in Seattle will be speaking on "The Bodhisattva's View and Conduct: Understanding Conflict in the World";

LaShelle Lowe-Charde - from the Portland Dharma Rain Center, will speak about Dharma and Non-Violent Communication;

 Our website has more details.

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