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September 2018

POC Event: The Artist Formally Known as Buddha, IMCW, DC

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Potters House, 1658 COLUMBIA ROAD
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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The Artist Formally Known as Buddha As we become more mindful and begin to acknowledge the prolonged, persistent, and spiritual thievery of racial suffering and injustice, the energy we need to heal becomes available to us, and we can use this energy creatively to serve and heal a larger heart. In our time together, we will explore what suffering has taught us about tenderness, and how expressing ourselves artistically supports freedom, generosity, and social harmony. This special event for POC…

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Tara’s Guest & Book Signing, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, Bethesda, MD

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
River Road Unitarian, 6301 River Road
Bethesda, MD
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I  will be guest teaching for Tara Brach’s sangha in Bethesda, MD, discussing my recent publication: Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out, followed by a book signing. The world’s heart is on fire, and race is at its core. The bitter racial seeds from past beliefs and actions are blooming all around us, reflecting not only a division of the races that is rooted in ignorance and hate, but also, and more sorely, a division of the heart. Racism…

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October 2018

Intimacy With Life Retreat, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC

October 5 - October 12
Pearlstone Retreat Center

Intimacy With Life Retreat Friday, October 5-Friday, October 12 Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Sebene Selassie, and Ruth King Pearlstone Retreat Center, 5425 Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, 21136 (Map It) 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. Please find more information about retreats in our Resource section/Residential Retreat Information. Retreat…

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Black and Buddhist in America, New York

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join the conversation with 15 leading African American Buddhist teachers. This unprecedented public event brings together 15 leading Buddhist teachers of black African descent from across the country to talk about dharma, the state of the world, and what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today. This dialogue follows the conclusion of The Gathering, a historic meeting of Buddhist teachers of black African descent from many different Buddhist traditions. Please click here to RSVP.  This dialogue will be…

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Chrysalis Institute – Mindful of Race Keynote

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, 1000 Blanton Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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Chrysalis Institute proudly welcomes author, advisor, and teacher Ruth King as our featured keynote speaker.

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November 2018

Mindful Leadership Summit, Washington, DC

November 2 - November 4
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC, 1000 H Street, NC
Washington, DC 20001
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5th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit Join 750+ Leaders and the largest summit on Mindfulness and Compassion in the Workplace! We are excited to invite you to join our friends at Mindful Leader for the 5th Annual Mindful Leadership Summit, the world’s largest gathering dedicated to fostering the advancement of Mindfulness and Compassion in the workplace. I will be offering a session on: Cultivating Racial Awareness -- Diversity Starts with Leadership Not Policy.  The Summit will take place Friday and Saturday,…

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Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, Sounds True

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

I will be a guest teacher in Sounds True's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program taught by esteemed teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield this Tuesday, November 6 at 7pm Eastern. Sign up for updates here: https://www.soundstrue.com/store/mindfulness-teacher-certification.  

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Dedicated Practitioner Program, Spirit Rock Meditation Center

November 8 - November 15

The Dedicated Practitioners Program is an innovative program for serious practitioners of Insight meditation to deepen understanding of the Dharma, strengthen practice, and integrating compassion and wisdom into our day-to-day lives. Though this program, we study traditional texts and Buddhist suttas and use the dharma, our meditation practice, and our sangha to understand ways suffering and freedom is created in our hearts, our lives, our communities, and the world. Integral to this program is an exploration of the gross and subtle…

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Jack’s Guest & Book Signing, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Community Hall

Guest speaker for root teacher Jack Kornfield's Monday Night Sangha, followed by a book signing.

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Guest Talk, Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula, CA

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Insight Meditation Center of Mid-Peninsula, CA, 108 Birch Street
Redwood City, CA 94062 United States
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In this talk, Ruth King — author of Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out — blends an understanding of mindfulness principles with an exploration of our individual and collective racial conditioning and its systemic proliferation. With mindfulness practice, we learn how to stay present to what’s true and what’s difficult with a caring and wise heart. This talk emphasizes how being mindful of race supports a culture of care and belonging. Plan to join us!

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