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September 2019

Black Wisdom Summit, OnLine

September 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019

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, 2019 - September 29, 2019
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, 2019 - October 15, 2019
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, 2019 - October 13, 2019
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, 2019 - November 8, 2019
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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February 2020

Mindful of Race Book Discussion – YWCA Central Carolinas

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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  A book club discussion and book signing. For details, visit YWCA Central Carolinas: https://ywcacentralcarolinas.org/about-us/book-club/  

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March 2020

Exploring Interdependence through the Lens of Blackness, Sponsored by C-Mind

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A webinar with Ruth King and Kamilah Majied This engaging webinar, open to all people of all ethnicities, invites us to deepen our understanding of interdependence and contemplative dialogue by exploring the wondrous ways in which our lives have been enriched by the resilience, creativity, and leadership of Black people. Through meditative reflections, we bring to awareness the Black threads in our lives that have inspired a tapestry of reverence, connection, and healing. Ruth and Kamilah, through their joyful example,…

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April 2020

FULL – Sheltering In Place with Emotional Wisdom – Free Zoom Class

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This class is Full!   The Emotional Wisdom Cards Zoom Class Wednesday, April 22, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern Open to all - Offered Freely - Donations Accepted   As we find ourselves in close space with family, friends, and especially ourselves, it can be challenging; we feel more when we are enclosed. It can also be a powerful time to deepen understanding, empathy, and connection with ourselves and with dear ones. We are habitually busy and distracted, and…

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May 2020

FULL – Info Webinar – Racial Affinity Group Development Program

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about this year-long virtual immersion, cultivating an intentional shift from racial innocence and distress to racial literacy and harmony within community. All race and ethnicity groups are welcomed!  This year-long program starts September 5, and the registration deadline is July 15. Join me on May 21 in this free, one-hour Info Webinar and learn all there is to know about this rare public opportunity and how to get your group registered! For More Information... 

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June 2020

Black Wellness in the Era of Covid 19: A Retreat for and with Black People, Sponsored by C-Mind

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Majied and I are excited to return to CMind and offer BLACK WELLNESS IN THE ERA OF CVOVID-19 -- A RETREAT FOR AND WITH BLACK PEOPLE. Registration is now open. Plan to join us! We are painfully living through what the emerging data confirm—that Black people are dying at disproportionate rates and experiencing more negative economic, legal, health and safety consequences due to COVID 19 and the ensuing Shelter in Place mandates. This is having a profound impact on…

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