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The Gathering II: Buddhist Sangha of Black African Descent, Spirit Rock

October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Many of you know that I’m an  advocate of Racial Affinity Groups, and this one is dear to my heart. Plan to join me! Culminating a weeklong gathering of Black Buddhist Teachers, we welcome practitioners of Black African descent for a weekend retreat of dharma talks, panel discussions, chanting, silent meditation and walking practices, accessible to all bodies.

Saturday evening will be an extraordinary event featuring scholar and activist, Angela Davis, and other distinguished guests, followed by music and joyous celebration. Bear witness to this momentous event in the unfolding of American Buddhism. Sunday is more of the same: Guided meditation, walking meditation, discussion, breakout groups, Q&A, and outdoor activities. We’ll weave a rich fabric of traditions, lineages, approaches, and strategies into one single cloth of liberatory teachings. You won’t want to miss this!

Please bring your own brown bag lunch on Saturday (and Sunday, if attending both days). Dinner served Saturday evening only.

Hope to see you!



Spirit Rock Meditation Center


Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Community Hall
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