Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

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Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

Post by Ben » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:06 am

An announcement...
At Stand our mindfulness practice helps us confront privilege and inequity and strengthens our organization and our campaigns.

One of our teachers is our board of directors co-chair Reverend angel Kyodo williams.

angel is lead author of the new book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, a discussion of how the paths of mindfulness and equity need to connect for real social transformation to be possible.

This webinar conversation is your opportunity to hear from angel and join the discussion about radical dharma. RSVP at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist ... 8804634882
Activists are becoming more and more aware that we need to challenge inequity and privilege within progressive movements. This is tough and necessary work if we're going to win our fights in real and lasting ways. White supremacy, privilege, and the legacy of racial injustice permeate our culture, social and environmental movements, and spiritual communities- the very places where many of us work for positive change. Please join us for this discussion of how to discover the radical dharma that truly makes room for the liberation of all, whether in our personal lives, activism, or workplace. This webinar is free, open to all, and will be recorded for posting.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

Post by Thisperson » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:06 pm

Ben wrote:
Activists are becoming more and more aware that we need to challenge inequity and privilege within progressive movements. This is tough and necessary work if we're going to win our fights in real and lasting ways. White supremacy, privilege, and the legacy of racial injustice permeate our culture, social and environmental movements, and spiritual communities- the very places where many of us work for positive change. Please join us for this discussion of how to discover the radical dharma that truly makes room for the liberation of all, whether in our personal lives, activism, or workplace. This webinar is free, open to all, and will be recorded for posting.
Assuming that you agree with her Ben, how do you personally think white supremacy is permeating our spiritual communities?

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Re: Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation; a webinar with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:31 am

Thisperson wrote:
Ben wrote:
Activists are becoming more and more aware that we need to challenge inequity and privilege within progressive movements. This is tough and necessary work if we're going to win our fights in real and lasting ways. White supremacy, privilege, and the legacy of racial injustice permeate our culture, social and environmental movements, and spiritual communities- the very places where many of us work for positive change. Please join us for this discussion of how to discover the radical dharma that truly makes room for the liberation of all, whether in our personal lives, activism, or workplace. This webinar is free, open to all, and will be recorded for posting.
Assuming that you agree with her Ben, how do you personally think white supremacy is permeating our spiritual communities?
As I mentioned in the OP, the thread was created as an announcement. Threads created in the Engaged Buddhism sub-forum, a special purpose forum, are not for "debate".

Do I agree with Rev Angel re: issues of gender, race and privilege? Yes, I do. However, I am not going to get into a discussion here on this sub forum and probably not elsewhere on DW until I have the time to give it due attention. If you are interested in the inflection of socio-cultural issues in our spiritual traditions then I suggest you begin by reading Rev Angel's book "Radical Dharma". It might also be good to read some of the works on the history of Buddhism in the west by people like McMahan and Lopez.
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Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

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