Six Remarkable Black Buddhists

In celebration of Black History Month, we find inspiration in the lives and practice of six remarkable Black Buddhists. Lion’s Roar presents We Remember: Six Remarkable Black Buddhists BY KAMILAH MAJIED, RUTH KING, PAMELA AYO YETUNDE, MUSHIM PATRICIA IKEDA, ROSHI WENDY EGYOKU NAKAO AND SISTER PEACE| Introduction The sankofa is a mythical bird of the Akan people in Ghana. It’s depicted with its head …

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Wholeness Is No Trifling Matter

In the new book Black and Buddhist, Buddhist teacher Ruth King reflects on bias and the path to true freedom. (An adapted reprint from Tricycle Magazine, December 9, 2020.) As a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, I have sat on my meditation cushion in silence, with hundreds of other yogis, ripening my capacity to live in gentle …

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The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Mindful of Race

Lion’s Roar Associate Editor Pamela Ayo Yetunde talks with Ruth King, founder of the Mindful of Race Institute, and author of Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out about the Brave Space program, how to approach talking about race, and how mindfulness can heal racial wounds. The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Mindfulness of Race with …

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Voting: Fundamental Activism

Voting Matters: Actions You Can Take! We hear a lot about democracy being threatened. Let’s be clear: This country has never been a democracy. For too many of us, democracy has always been under threat. Many of our ancestors experienced tremendous abuse for the right to vote; for insisting on participating in a system that was never …

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Don’t worry… We’re all navigating tumultuous realities in our lives. This is the terrain we’re walking, trying to find some peace. There’s a lot going on in the world right now and in our own hearts, and we’re trying to figure out how to quench our thirst, hunger, longing, and yearning as we navigate this …

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July 2022 Blog

Collusion: A Racial Inquiry

Attention Influencers Much has been revealed from the House’s Committee hearings investigating Donald Trump and Trump loyalists’ involvement in efforts to overturn the 2020 election and January 6 insurgence at the Capital. Much of it is revolting, enraging, and heartbreaking. And then there are those times of confusion from not being sure you fully understand …

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