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The Bodhisattva Path: A Conversation with Reggie Hubbard
September Community Gathering
Nalanda Institute is thrilled and honored to be joined in conversation with Reggie Hubbard for our September Community Gathering. Reggie — yogin, activist, and director of Active Peace Yoga will share his lived experience as a Black man rooted in the stories of his ancestors and buttressed by his consistent spiritual practice as well as his unique perspective at the intersection of politics, social justice, yoga and meditation practice.
The focus of Reggie’s teaching is to bring more peace and balance to activists AND to guide spiritual practitioners toward being more engaged, concerned citizens. Reggie believes that achieving this balance is how we catalyze transformative change.
Our conversation with Reggie Hubbard asks, ‘is sitting practice enough?’ We will have the opportunity to discuss the importance and necessity for students and practitioners of the dharma to embrace social responsibility and action alongside our individual practice and how a foundation in peaceful practice can incite courageous action and compassion in action for the equitable treatment of all beings.
It is incumbent on people, especially those of us who are rooted in practice, to be engaged (civically). Because if we’re not engaged, then who holds it down for people who are suffering?
— Reggie Hubbard
Reggie Hubbard is a leading activist, strategist, and teacher with experience in fields ranging from global marketing, digital and community organizing, government relations, international education and Presidential campaigning. Reggie is also a 500-hour certified yoga teacher and author of a thesis entitled, “Yoga and Spiritual Activism: Serving Humanity from a Sense of Devotion and Love.”
He teaches Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, leading progressive organizations and individuals, sharing techniques for growing peace and ease as a foundation, not an afterthought in his teaching practice, Active Peace Yoga.
In July 2020, Reggie helped launch a grassroots campaign along with David Lipsius, Amy Ippoliti, Jack Kornfeld and Tara Brach called Buddhists and Yogins United. This is an effort to share information and inspire teachers and their respective communities to encourage active civic participation in the upcoming election and beyond. These times require our active engagement in social change – we must move beyond talk toward courageous and inspired action.
Reggie holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale, and an international MBA from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium.
Faculty: Reggie Hubbard
Schedule: Thursday, September 9 from 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration: Register here
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