Welcome, everyone, to our council. We’re bearing witness to the suffering of Black, Indigenous and People of Color due to current and historic racial injustice.
As we do this, we keep in mind the three tenets of council:
1. Not-Knowing: giving up fixed ideas about ourselves, others and the universe
2. Bearing Witness: to the joy and suffering of the world
3. Taking Action: that arises from Not-Knowing and Bearing Witness
May we open our hearts and awaken the bodhi mind together.