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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Statement from the Spirit Rock Teachers Council

As Buddhist meditation leaders, teachers and practitioners, we are concerned with the welfare and safety of everyone in our society. These commitments are based upon an understanding of our shared vulnerability in this life. Separating migrant children from their families unambiguously harms children and their families – this harm is immediate and severe and endures …

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Endorsements

Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge This powerful and penetrating book offers us healing medicine for the great suffering of racism. Ruth King, a deeply wise and caring mindfulness teacher and diversity consultant, not only helps us understand the complexity of our great racial divide, she offers a core of practices, reflections …

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How to Be Equanimous in a Racialized World – Lion’s Roar Magazine

“As we walk through the minefields of social injustice and hardship, we may want to call on the strength of these elemental inner resources for balance and equipoise. For example, there are times when we will need to stand our ground, strong like a mountain, and observe what emerges. And there are times when we …

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Racial Bias – Tricycle Excerpt

“We have racially conditioned perceptions that operate based on past experiences that are stored in the mind. These include memories, views, beliefs, and fears, all of which stimulate the mind to act or behave in ways that make sense to us. Once we perceive race, the mind immediately scans the memory bank of past experiences …

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