Honor the Others
with Al Lingo
November 10, 2018
Eden Seminary, Wherli Chapel
Please join us for a Day of Mindfulness with Rev. Charles “Al” Lingo, Senior Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Lingo is a member of the Order of Interbeing, Protestant Minister, Civil Rights Activist, and resident dharma teacher at Breathing Heart Sangha in Atlanta Georgia.
We’ll explore how you can cultivate true love to strengthen and bring greater fulfillment into all of your relationships particularly during times of isolation and division. Lingo will also be joined by Rev Bill Perman and LIFE (Lifelong Learners Institute of Faith Exploration) in a discussion on the intersection of Buddhist and Christian practices. These practices offer a thread of connection that is always there for us and others.
SEATING: Chairs will be provided, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring your own cushion and padding.
LUNCH: We will provide a light lunch (Bring your own bowl, soup spoon, and water/tea container.)
- 8:45 am Arrival
- 9:00 am Meditation Practice
- 10:45 am Dharma Talk
- 12:00 Lunch
- 1:00 pm Dharma Discussion
- 3:00 pm Close
Bio for Rev. Al Lingo, Dharma Teacher
Rev. Charles Allen Lingo, Jr. “Al” is a lay Dharma Teacher and member of the Order of Interbeing in the Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village. He is also an ordained Protestant Minister, a lifelong civil rights activist and a community development specialist.
In 1964 Al joined Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference as field staff in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. During the 1960’s, he helped organize and participate in civil rights campaigns in Texas, New Jersey, New York and Illinois. From 1966 and through the 1980’s he served as a faculty member of the Ecumenical Institute and the Institute of Cultural Affairs in Chicago, Bombay, Manila, and Nairobi, designing and delivering church and community programs. Decades of working to improve societal systems for all people developed into a passion for effecting change through working to support individuals.
Since the 1990’s, Al has been a sought-after speaker and teacher. He has led training programs and retreats across the United States and Canada, in South America, Europe and Asia. His teachings highlight the theology and interfaith mission of a new Christianity including the psychosynthesis program, “Unconditional Love and Forgiveness and the Buddhist mindfulness practices of Plum Village.
Al Lingo continues to be on a humbling spiritual journey of growth and transformation. His home is a residential Mindfulness Practice Center where he guides the Breathing Heart Sangha in Decatur, Georgia. He mentors’ aspirants for the Order of Interbeing in North America and most recently, has accepted the challenge to become a teacher of InterPlay in Atlanta.
Venue: Eden Seminary, Webster Groves
Venue Website: https://www.stlmag.com/locations/wehrli-chapel-on-the-campus-of-eden-theological-seminary/
- November 10, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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