Rev. angel Kyodo williams doesn’t like stereotypes. That’s not entirely surprising, since she also seems to enjoy shattering them.She’s a black queer woman in an American Buddhist tradition often steered by white men; a Buddhist operating in activist circles of mostly Christians and Jews; a leader of the Religious Left who doesn’t use the word “God.”
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Real political change must be spiritual.Real spiritual practice has to be political. Buddhist teachers Sharon Salzberg and Rev. angel Kyodo williams on how we can bring the two worlds together to build a more just and compassionate society.
When I previously interviewed Rev. angel, for the January 2014 issue of The MOON, I was taken with several of her statements. “The only way the world is going to change the way we want it to, is for us to show up in that same way,” she said. “If we want sustainability in the world, we have to live in sustainable ways. If we want peace in the world, we have to live in peaceful ways. If we want justice in the world, we have to be just in all our dealings.”
Zen teacher angel Kyodo williams and meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg will discuss challenging questions about the relationship between personal and social transformation.
I’m a New Yorker. I lived in Fort Greene and had a little sitting group, an offshoot of my main practice home of Village Zendo.
When Being Black came out in 2000, I was chagrined by what I had done.
Zen teacher, activist, and author of Being Black and Radical Dharma Rev. angel Kyodo williams describes how nurturing a sense of inner well-being results in outward action that doesn't feel like struggle.
When we commit to acts of self-care, first we open up a channel of communication with our nervous system, current and past and future.
angel talks about how we can access curiosity, courage and vulnerability in our most difficult moments
Rev. angel helps us understand that we don’t have ‘personal’ experiences because we’re all connected