How growing up in New York City profoundly shaped Rev. angel’s life and How moments to awaken are all around us, if we just open to them.
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By Garrison Institute
As part of our “Garrison Talks at the JCC” event series, teachers and authors Sharon Salzberg and Rev. angel Kyodo williams recently discussed ways to bridge spiritual practice and social activism. Some of the key questions explored:
- Does spiritual practice require that we love everyone?
- Does being happy mean that we avoid conflict?
- How can we speak differently about spiritual practice and social justice so that we honor both where we are now and where we want to go?
In This Episode, You’ll Learn:
- How growing up in New York City profoundly shaped Rev. angel’s life.
- How moments to awaken are all around us, if we just open to them.
- How to move closer to a liberated life.
- How race and the consciousness movement interact with each other.
- The #1 component contributing to a full, complete life.
- The difference between grasping and aspiration.
Mentioned in This Episode:
- Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace by angel Kyodo Williams
- Radical Dharma
- Richard Wiseman
- Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
angel Kyodo williams, activist and Zen Sensei, leads an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism and social change with the New York City Buddhist community. Part two of a two part podcast. Listen to part one here. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on […]
angel Kyodo williams, activist, and Zen Sensei, leads an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism and social change with the New York City Buddhist community. Part one of a two part podcast.
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Called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, angel Kyodo williams is an author, activist and master trainer that has been bridging the worlds of spirit and justice since her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace, signaled a shift in the perception of American Buddhism as all white and upper middle-class. The book was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker, and “a classic” by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield.
Currently one of only two black women Zen “Senseis” or teachers, she applies wisdom teaching to social issues and is a leading voice for Transformative Social Change. In recognition of her work, angel Sensei received the first Enlightened Society Award from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
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