The Gathering – Black & Buddhist Teachers In America

I’m just back from The Gathering – a historic meeting of Buddhist teachers of black African descent across the United States and across Buddhist traditions, held in New York. It was an amazing weekend of nurturing engagement, connecting on issues common and distinct to our experience. The weekend culminated with a public dialogue on “Black …

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You Better Vote!

An excerpt from Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out, Chapter 11: Cultivating Moral Character – Get Political A country is only as strong as the people who make it up and the country turns into what people want it to become… We made the world we’re living in, and we have to make …

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Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project Interviews Ruth King

Growing up in South Central, LA in the ’60s and ’70s, Ruth King was taught to bury her emotions, to hide her heart and do what was necessary to survive. Feeling was not a good thing, getting home safe was. But, eventually, a call to reconnect with her big heart and deep empathy came in the form …

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The Art of Letting Go, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, August 2018 Newsletter

The Art of Letting Go by Ruth King The Fear of Letting Go “If I let go, what can I be certain of? Where will I land? What will I gain?” Oftentimes we’re afraid to let go because we want to avoid the feelings of disorientation and groundlessness that can arise in the process of …

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Mindful Magazine Review of Mindful of Race

Long overdue discussions around race in America are finally having a moment—one that needs to last a very long time. The Netflix series Dear White People recently released its second season, as did Donald Glover’s Atlanta on FX. Both were created by young African-Americans who have a lot to say; and in unique and hard-hitting …

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