Cycles of Misperception

Photo courtesy of Nong Vang on Unsplash Enjoy this excerpt from Mindful of Race – Understanding the Cycles of Misperception, published by Garrison Institute, 2018

What Compassion Looks Like Today

In 2015, I gave a talk to a predominantly white Buddhist community. It was a heartfelt evening in which we explored the epidemic of violence that was infesting many of our communities near and far, and we discussed how to stay intimately present with an open heart. After a thirty-minute silent meditation, I had everyone …

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Unhinged – Finding Ground in Groundless Times

In a time of intense political and social illness, many of us are doing what we can to face a bombardment of challenges often without releasing inner distress. Such holding, often without recognition, is harsh on the heart, and can be a form of self-inflicted violence, contributing to disconnection, chronic fatigue, shortening of breath, and …

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NY Times quotes Ruth King in “I am going to physically explode”: Mom Rage in a Pandemic, by Minna Dubin

With coronavirus concerns, stay-at-home orders, financial instability and mounting civil unrest, it is no surprise that mothers are experiencing intensified anger. Check out the article!  Good afternoon Ruth I was on your website from the NYT article on “mom rage” and I found the writing on rage beautiful, inspired, and necessary. Coronavirus has not hurt …

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The Untold

Excerpt from Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out, by Ruth King Dear White People: You must teach your children about racism, not from a distance, but from your own wise heart. Imagine telling your children (regardless of age) some version of the following story with such regularity that they remember and tell …

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

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 …

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Lion’s Roar Highlights Buddhist Books by and for People of Color

BY LION’S ROAR STAFF| JANUARY 13, 2020 In response to a query from a reader, our editors suggest some books by and for people of color. Illustration by Nolan Pelletier. Question: Can you recommend some Buddhist books by and for people of color? Answer: It used to be that pretty much the only Buddhist books in English were …

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