Freedom on the Journey

How can we understand the world so that we can be free of the suffering that shadows all human lives? Where do we find joy and love in the midst of ever changing conditions? What can we do to save all living beings? This talk will touch on the poems and historical lives of the early Buddhist nuns whose stories are not so different from our own.  Their brilliant realizations help us all find our way home to freedom.

Tracey Pickup is an Ordained Member of the Tiep Hien/Order of Interbeing in the Plum Village Tradition of Engaged Buddhism whose founding teacher is the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.  Tracey is the founder of the Wild Rose Sangha – a mindfulness community that has lived inside the Calgary Unitarian Church since 2007. She is the former Temple Keeper of the Mountain Lamp Zen community.  She is a professional Social Worker who counsels people who are experiencing family violence. Her Dharma name is True Fragrant Field.