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May 2019

Public Talk, Ocean County Library Toms River, NJ

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
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Good News! The Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch, Toms River, NJ, is hosting a free public talk on Mindful of Race. Plan to join us in this beautiful library dedicated to connecting people, building community, and transforming lives. Pre-registration is required. Register here!  

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Guest, Insight Meditation Society Teacher Training Program

May 14 - May 17
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

I will be joining the teaching team in support of the Insight Meditation Society/Insight Retreat Center Teacher Training Program.  This is a private event.

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June 2019

Corporate Eco Forum, Park City, Utah

June 9 - June 12
The St. Regis Deer Valley Park City, Utah 97239

Private Event: The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) - leaders driving next practice in corporate sustainability, is having its 2019 Annual Leadership Conference, and I have been invited to speak on Mindful Leadership and Mindful of Race.

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Center for Equity and Inclusion, Portland, OR

June 17 - June 21
Center for Equity and Inclusion, 5757 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, Portland 97239

Private Event: Mindful of Race Training for the Center for Equity & Inclusion Leadership Team.

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July 2019

Insight Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

July 19 - July 28
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Plan to attend this 10-day retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center with teaching team: Joseph Goldstein, Ruth King, Kamala Masters, Mark Nunberg, Yong Oh, and Jeanne Coorigal. The emphasis during this retreat will be on the continuity of awareness in all activities, which stabilizes and balances the mind. Relaxed acceptance of our moment-to-moment experience becomes the platform for investigation and wisdom. Particular attention will be paid to the attitudes in the mind that condition our understanding. This retreat is suitable for…

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August 2019

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Private Event I will be offering a mindfulness healing ceremony for the clinicians supporting students returning to school after the April 30th campus shooting. Hosted by the Counseling Services Department.

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September 2019

Black Wisdom Summit, OnLine

September 12 - September 15

Timeless Black Wisdom for the Age of Now! Talks from esteemed teachers to support your thriving life! I'll be chatting with luminary Konda Mason on: - Dharma strategies to understand and untangled racial distress - Faith redefined and the power of refuge - Two Black sisters delighting in the dharma and freedom

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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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