Global Citizen Workshop 2017

31 May

How do we collectively transform ourselves, our communities, and our civilization to move toward a future of our highest collective possibilities?

Hence, the great work of our time is to carry out the transition from the current period where humans are a destructive presence on the Earth to one where the human presence is mutually beneficial to the planet and the entire community of life – a mutually enhancing human/earth relationship. To do this we need to undergo, at both an individual and collective level, a fundamental transformation – a virtual reinvention of what we consider the role of human beings to be.

Come and be part of this free workshop!

Date Sunday, 25 June 2017
Time 10am – 4:30pm
Venue Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown NSW 2050
Fee Workshop is free. Registrations essential.
Enquiries/registration ddmsydney@gmail.com /0466 597663

Tea and biscuits available. Please bring your own lunch.

 

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Venerable Chang Ji

International Programs and Representative to the United Nations

Venerable Chang Ji is an ordained nun in the Chinese Mahayana tradition of Buddhism since 2004 under Dharma Drum Mountain. In her role as the International Affairs Special Assistant to the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, she participated in many international conferences, including the World Economic Forum, World Bank, as well as meetings at the United Nations, etc. She is committed to teaching the tenets of contemplative action to young adults worldwide and has led many youth leadership workshops and meditation retreats to this effect. She has been a facilitator in programs for young leaders in conflict and post-conflict areas from Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and Cambodia, and works to spread awareness of Spiritual Environmentalism as taught by her teacher, the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen to young people all over the world.

 

Venerable Guo Chan
International Programs

Venerable Guo Chan has been studying under the late Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association since 1988. She received full ordination as a Buddhist nun of the Chinese Mahayana tradition in 1992. She served as a director of the Anhe branch in downtown Taipei for more than 3 years since 1996. Throughout these years of service, she has demonstrated great flexibility as an open-minded administrator and creativity in developing new programs for Buddhist practice and meditation. She has demonstrated strength and compassion in managing people relationships that is matching with her calling as a Buddhist minister. She also served as executive secretary to the Venerable Master Sheng Yen for six years since 2000.  Venerable Guo Chan participated in many international conferences on the themes of Spiritual Environmentalism, peace, education and youth in the countries of Jordan, USA, Africa, India and Europe. Currently she works with Ven. Chang Ji in the interfaith and NGO field to continue the legacy of the late Venerable Master Sheng Yen of sharing the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with people around the world.

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