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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

  • BIPOC Meditation Group
    Sat, Jul 31
    Zoom
    Jul 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Zoom
    Open to Black, Indigenous and People of Color for sitting practice and conversation.
  • BIPOC Meditation Group
    Jul 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Open to Black, Indigenous and People of Color for sitting practice and conversation.
  • Public Sit for Racial Justice
    Sat, Jul 10
    Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn
    Jul 10, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM EDT
    Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn, Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn NY
    This month's public, in-person RJ&D sit will be in support of, and in collaboration with Meditating for Black Lives. 30 minute sit. Open social time afterwards.