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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

  • Affinity Group for White-Identified Folx
    Wed, Feb 09
    online zoom room
    Feb 09, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    online zoom room
    We'll gather online to practice meditation & explore content from the first & second chapter of Resma Menakem's My Grand Mother's Hands (No advanced reading necessary) we will come with prompts.
  • BIPOC Meditation Group
    Sat, Feb 12
    Online
    Feb 12, 9:30 AM – 11:30 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".
  • RJ&D with Hollaback: Bystander Training
    Jan 23, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
    Online via Zoom
    Our monthly public sit will be online this January. Please join us for a mixed group gathering online for meditation practice and a one-hour training offered for free by Hollaback!, a non-profit aimed at ending harassment in all its forms. Open to All.
  • BIPOC Meditation Group
    Sun, Jan 16
    Online
    Jan 16, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 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" on the eve of MLK Day.