From our sister organization the North American Buddhist Alliance (NABA):
Quarterly racial justice video calls open to all. You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions at 11:00 AM Pacific Time:
Feb 19, 2019
May 21, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Nov 19, 2019
The next neeting will be February 19th. Ann Uyeda and NABA’s racial justice co-facilitators will lead this call to explore Larry Yang’s book “Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community”.
From the Buddha’s teachings of interdependence, our life experiences and practice, we know that liberation is a collective process. My awakening is tied to your awakening regardless. At the same time, we know that liberation and awakening do not come from bypassing the profound impacts of systemic oppression, power, and privilege on our interpersonal and collective relationships. How then do we, in Larry Yang’s wise words, “embrace diverse identities and experiences within our spiritual communities, building sanghas that make good on the promise of liberation for everyone” while also working towards a world based on mutual respect, care, and appreciation rather than hierarchy and division?
In this call NABA will explore through small group discussion the first 20 pages of the book, which is available at no cost via the Kindle store/app or via Google preview. Please read up to chapter 1 or more in preparation for the call and make notes on any content that particularly inspired questions or insights for you.
NABA would love it if you can commit to being on the entire call so that everyone may be fully immersed, though we understand you have busy lives and may not have two full hours on Feb 19th, so just come and go as unobtrusively as you can.