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

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness This wonderfully insightful book challenges us to face our racial history with greater courage, compassion, and creativity. Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge This powerful and penetrating book offers us healing medicine for the great suffering of …

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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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Good Use of Privilege

My mother, Lodie Mae Cherry, passed away four years ago to this day – May 3, 2014. She was a month short of 90. I was teaching a Mindful of Race training in Charlottesville, VA, when I received the call, and it took all I had to complete the last day of training before catching …

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Tricycle Magazine Highlights Mindful of Race

In their 2018 Summer Issue, Tricycle Magazine highlights an excerpt from my recent publication, Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism From The Inside Out. I hope you enjoy it here: https://tricycle.org/magazine/mindful-of-race/  

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