When:
October 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
2016-10-23T11:00:00-04:00
2016-10-23T13:00:00-04:00
Where:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House
53 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn
NY
Cost:
Free
A Platform Meeting: Practical Zen: An Approach to Secular Ethics @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House

We’re all capable of being jerks some of the time, and some of us most of the time, and for that reason it’s good for a society to have some agreed-upon guidelines for moral and ethical behavior. The question is, who gets to make these guidelines, especially in a secular society?

Barbara Hoetsu O’Brien, a writer and long-time Zen student, offers a Zen perspective on how to cultivate an ethical society without reliance on threats, shaming and rules left over from Iron Age scriptures.

Platform meeting is followed by Munch With the Bunch, an opportunity to share coffee, snacks, and conversation with others.