Black & Buddhist and My Grandmother’s Hands: A conversation with Ayo Yetunde and Resmaa Menakem

Lions Roar Magazine features Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Community Dharma Leader and co-editor of the newly released anthology Black & Buddhist: What Buddhism can teach us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom, speaks with psychotherapist Resmaa Menakem about his New York Times bestselling book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and a Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. Click below …

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The Power of Equanimity

At this momentous time in our nation’s history, “equanimity” probably does not describe what most of us are striving for right now. On the contrary, many of us are striving for justice, for healing—some of us, for survival. Is the peace and balance of meditation taking us in the wrong direction? Not in my understanding. …

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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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