“If you’re invested in security and certainty,
you are on the wrong planet.” 
– Pema Chödrön

 

Deconstructing Our Illusions – Sister Merry Peter and Sister Mary Media

Nov 1, 2020

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Two days before an election of historic consequence, the topic "Deconstructing our Illusions" will focus on our role in transformation. We will explore how our practice challenges inherited frameworks of perception such as white privilege, calls us to expand our consciousness, and impels us to act for justice and equality. Examining the life of the Buddha, we will trace how the themes of his life and journey create a path for our own exploration and transformation. 
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Sister Merry Peter, SPI, is a poet, writer, and former sex-worker who found her vocation through the Radical Faeries in 1987. Her life-long activism focuses on HIV-AIDS, queer youth, civil rights and social justice. Her efforts include partnerships to provide street-level health services to sex workers, legal aid for LGBTQ refugees and resistance to police violence. 
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Sister Mary Media, SPI, a long-time member of GBF, is one of the original Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from the Order’s founding in 1979 where she currently serves as Mistress of Grants. She speaks frequently about the group’s history and her vocation as a secular nun.

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