Come join us in exploring the dharma, as offered in the book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah, PhD. We will consider what it means to take our practice beyond the traditional highly individualized meditation practice of white-dominated Buddhist sanghas and into the realm of lived interdependence. We will discuss how to sit with and wake up to our differences, racial and otherwise, and the recognition that anything that limits your ability to love limits my ability to love. Taking steps to cut through not only individual but also social ego, we will investigate Rev. angel’s assertion that without inner change there can be no outer change and without collective change no change matters.
We will meet every other Wednesday 7:00pm to 9:00 PM, beginning June 12 at the Portland Shambhala Center.
Sessions will be facilitated by Michaela McCormick, activist and dharma teacher who leads Queer Dharma and workshops on white supremacy/racism, patriarchy, and social liberation.
Books will be available for purchase at the Portland Shambhala Center.
Program dates include: June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21.
This class is free, donations are appreciated.