Self & Determination: Embodying Resistance, Moment to Moment

More than once, it has been said that the entirety of the teachings collected under what, in the West, is called Buddhism can be culled from one passage: "Nothing in this world should be taken as I or mine." Here, we can just as well locate traces of Judith Butler's claims about performativity (gender presentation, self) and Proudhon's provocation that "property is theft!". But what does it mean to practice all this beyond acknowledging it intellectually? More importantly, what does practicing it mean for building fierce social movements? In this session, we'll explore tools for observing and challenging the social forces that speak through and shape us -- in our bodies; treating our internal lives as a site of antiauthoritarian intervention -- followed by a bit of guided practice and discussion.
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Joshua Stevens