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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
    Jun 26, 10:00 AM – 11:15 PM EDT
    Online
  • Public Sit for Racial Justice. June 19th (Juneteenth) @ Brooklyn Museum
    Jun 19, 5:45 PM
    BK Museum @ the 2/3 subway entrance, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
    Honoring Juneteenth / Freedom Day Open to all: BIPOC and White-Identifying Please Join us this month in Brooklyn to practice with others in honor of Juneteenth along with Meditation for Black Lives Matter.
  • Affinity Group for White-Identified Folx
    Jun 15, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EDT
    Online
  • BIPOC Meditation Group
    Jun 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Open to Black, Indigenous and People of Color for sitting practice and conversation.