Workshop Proposal Application
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2021
Thank you for your interest in submitting a workshop proposal for the 5th International Western Dharma Teachers Gathering, October 20-24, 2021. This year’s theme is Facing Truth: Love, Equity & Justice on the Path of Awakening. All proposals will be reviewed by Steering Committee members and will be selected based on the overall relevance of its topic, audience fit, and the expertise and experience of the workshop presenters. We are looking to create a program that is diverse in topics, presenters, perspectives, and presentation formats. We are especially interested in workshops that are interactive, creative, and/or collaborative in nature. Furthering community is part of the event's mission. All applicants will be notified in April. If you have any questions, please email
Workshop Organizer Name(s) (as it should be listed in the schedule)
Which topic does your workshop address?
Eco Dharma: Environmental Justice and Climate Change
Difficult Conversations in the Dharma: Race, Class and Gender
The Foundation of Faith in Buddhism
What does it mean to live the Dharma today?
Healthy Cooperation between Buddhist communities and Buddhist teachers
Buddhist Ethics in the 21st Century
Social Justice and Socially Engaged Buddhism
Cultural Relevance: Where Christianity/liberation theology meets Buddhism
Explorations of secular v. religious Buddha Dharma
The Joy of Practice: Fueling a lifetime of Dharma teaching and practice
Buddha Dharma and the Future: Practicing with kids/young people
Inclusion: Exposing Systems of Othering People
Personal Accountability: Evolving as Dharma teachers
What is the format for your workshop? hands-on training, discussion, lecture, or panel presentation (maximum of three panelists and a moderator for panels)
Hands on/interactive training
Workshop synopsis (500 words)
What is the minimum amount of time you need for your workshop?
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