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Meditate and Destroy: Meditation & Conversation with Josh Korda

josh-korda-dharma-punkFrom Kate Gilbert ’18:

Join us for meditation and conversation with Josh Korda, dharma teacher and member of the Against the Stream Buddhist community. Korda, whose past is deeply rooted in punk culture, has channeled his dissatisfaction with contemporary America into Buddhist practice. Korda now teaches in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, and he brings a special perspective to this form of practice.

In a documentary on Dharma Punx NYC, Korda explains his ideology: “Buddhism is about dissatisfaction. The Buddha was dissatisfied with material life. And of people who come to Dharma Punx are very dissatisfied. They’re very dissatisfied with 21st century America, with capitalism, with their limited opportunities, with being massively in debt. The ephemeral quality of relationships these days is dominated by social media… how little real connection they have with one another. You should be dissatisfied. There is something wrong. And this is a practice to help you channel that dissatisfaction in a way that you can find true lasting happiness.”

For more information on Against the Stream Meditation Society, check out their website. Please email me with any questions: kngilbert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 5:30 – 8 PM
Place: Downey House Lounge