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THERE IS NO NEUTRAL

 

RJ&D AT A GLANCE

By bringing Dharma practices and teachings to anti-racism work, our internalized racial beliefs and traumas are illuminated. Where racism is concerned, the Dharma can help us to see our blind spots, heal and grow, both as individuals and as a community.


Conversely, bringing anti-racism work to the Dharma and Dharma-communities helps the teachings and communities honor everyone and truly work for the liberation of all people.

A Western Dharma that does not confront racism cannot be one that truly liberates.

 

Much of what is being taught is the acceptance of a “kinder, gentler suffering” that does not question the unwholesome roots of systemic suffering and the structures that hold it in place. What is required is a new Dharma, a radical Dharma that deconstructs rather than amplifies the systems of suffering, that starves rather than fertilizes the soil of the conditions that the deep roots of societal suffering grow in.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Slavery in NY - Public Sit for Racial Justice
    Sat, Dec 04
    Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
    Dec 04, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
    Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx , Bronx, NY 10471, USA
    Please join us this month in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx with a walking meditation near the Van Cortlandt House and grounds, a site where enslaved people lived and worked.
  • Affinity Group for White-Identified Folx  - Dec 13
    Dec 13, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM
    Online
    Please join our remaining 2021 online gatherings for continued discussion of a 2018 talk given by Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams.
  • BIPOC Meditation Group
    Sat, Dec 18
    Online
    Dec 18, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
    Online
    Open to Black, Indigenous and People of Color for sitting practice and conversation. Please join us as we continue our series of listening/conversing about dharma talks from "The Black & Buddhist Summit".