angel Kyodo williams returns to her home at Center for Transformative Change to resume monthly public talks.
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
To make diversity real, says Zen teacher angel Kyodo williams, Buddhists must look deep into their own hearts. Brooklyn Zen Center executive director Greg Snyder has spoken of a mind-meld that’s gone on between you and he, and BZC guiding teacher Teah Strozer. Let’s talk about that connection. I’m a New Yorker. I lived in […]