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

  • RJ&D December Gathering: Decolonizing & Reclaiming
    Dec 03, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
    Online via Zoom
    Join us on Saturday Dec 3 at 10am ET, for an online mixed-group gathering focused on Decolonizing and Reclaiming facilitated by Naoko Kojima. Open to All.
  • Public Sit for Racial Justice
    Nov 05, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    New York, Columbus Cir, New York, NY, USA
    In-person, public meditation followed by social hour. As an NYC sangha we gather this month for all those experiencing suffering due to racial injustice here in NYC and globally.