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September 2019

The Sounds True Gathering, Scotts Valley, CA

September 26 - September 29
1440 Multiversity, 800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA United States
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The Sounds True Gathering: A time for renewal, connection, and transformation This in-person gathering will support the new Sounds True Foundation, a non-profit initiative dedicated to making transformational education widely available to communities in need, as well as to people who are actively working to uplift and protect our society - teachers, veterans, law enforcement professionals, and leaders of social justice and environmental organizations. During this transformational four-day experience, I along with Adyashanti, angel Kyodo williams, Damien Echols, Jon Kabat-Zinn,…

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October 2019

The Fierce Urgency of Now Gathering, Spirit Rock

October 7 - October 15
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

A gathering for Buddhist Teachers of Black African Descent will be held at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Teachers and special guests from across Buddhist lineages will gather October 7-15 with  a public event on October 12-13, and a public panel discussion October 14. I will be offering a teaching on Artistry as Cultural Medicine and engaging teachers on "taking the seat." Plan to join us for the public even and panel! The Buddhist Teachers of Black African Descent Organizing Committee:…

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

October 12 - October 13
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Community Hall

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.…

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November 2019

Fall Retreat, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC

November 1 - November 8
Pearlstone Retreat Center

Vipassana, or Buddhist meditation, is a way of opening to life and seeing clearly the totality of one’s being and experience. The practice is based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness, leading to an unfolding of our natural wisdom and compassion. The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews…

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May 2020

Mindful of Race Training, Mind & Life Institute, Charlottesville, VA

May 4, 2020 - May 8, 2020

The Mind & Life Institute is hosting a 4.5-day Mindful of Race Training for its leaders. This is a private event.

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July 2020

Opening the Heart to Racial Healing, Insight Meditation Community of Washington. DC

July 16, 2020 - July 20, 2020
Sevenoaks Retreat Center, 403 Pathwork Way
Madison, VA 22727
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SAVE THE DATE! Opening the Heart to Racial Healing A 5-Day Retreat for those of us sharing the socially-subordinated identity of Women, across all differences!  With Insight Teachers Shell Fischer & Ruth King   Ruth King, author of “Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out,” tells us, “racism is a heart disease … and it’s curable!” Yet, we cannot begin to treat our hearts unless we’re willing to fully and courageously allow ourselves to become aware of and be…

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