Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Connecting With The Homeless

Guardian UK: Activism and 'street retreats': sleeping on the streets when you have a home - Three people will appear in a Denver court to contest ‘unauthorized camping’ tickets, but one of the defendants says she was only ‘sleeping out’
Some Zen practitioners, for example, organize meditative “street retreats”. Critics might object that “this is a kind of voyeurism or spiritual tourism”, said Sensei Joshin Byrnes, who lives in a New Mexico monastery. But the goal is in fact “to really change our own hearts and minds and the way we view people who we commonly think of as the other”.

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