Please join us for a frank conversation between Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Rev. Kosen Gregory Snyder as a part of this ongoing series on Dharma and Justice at Union Theological Seminary.
In his teaching regarding the eight fold path, the Buddha used the word, sammā, to characterize view, intention, action, speech, livelihood, mindfulness, effort, and concentration. Usually translated as “right,” the word can also suggest thoroughness, connectedness, and wholeness. How do we understand the work of justice in this way? How can we meet our violent histories and current realities from this place of right justice that endeavors to heal without reproducing false harmonies and relationships of subjugation?