Radical Dharma Circle

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

October 26th—October 27th

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  • $80 Supported
  • $175 Program Price
  • $250 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room
Program Registration is Closed.

Please Note: This program is at capacity and can no longer accept new registrations. Sign up for waiting list at [email protected] and include your cell number.

Rooted in the supposition that race has harmed us all — though in different ways, Radical Dharma Circle is an “encounter” with awareness and practices of dismantling the negative impacts of racialization on our collective minds, hearts and bodies.

This highly experiential weekend features identity and issue-based caucuses, full-group congresses and capacity-building with the embodied practices we need to expand our sense of spaciousness to find greater awareness, understanding and compassion across lines of difference and amongst our own tribes.

  • move past clever language to courageously explore your relationship to race
  • develop or strengthen embodied practices that cut through bias while increasing personal space and capacity
  • begin to unpack & reveal  the relationship between intersecting oppressions and how they work to keep us apart
  • surface and confront the stored history and impact of race in your own life with compassion
  • engage in issue-based causes and full-group congresses to meet race where it matters in your life


Rev. angel Kyodo williams  is a writer, activist, ordained Zen priest and the author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, published by Viking Press in 2000, and the co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, published by North Atlantic Books. Called "the most vocal and most intriguing African-American Buddhist in America" by Library Journal, Williams is the Spiritual Director of the meditation-based newDharma Community and founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley, California and is also credited with developing fearlessMeditation, fearlessYoga and Warrior Spirit Training. As of October 2013, she is the world's 2nd female Zen teacher of African descent. Her given Buddhist name, Kyodo, means "Way of Teaching."

About Pricing and Registration: The "Program" price accurately reflects our costs in presenting the weekend. The "Patron" price lets you to pay-it-forward, helping others take part. If you need support to be able to participate, choose the "Supported" price or use our Generosity Policy to pay what you are able to afford.

Because this program has a limit on the number of participants, to hold your space please register and pay by credit card or paypal at the time of registration (click on the "paypal" button which lets you use a credit card). If you are having difficulty doing this, please contact [email protected]


Rev. angel will also be presenting a one-night dharma talk, Facing Failure: Growing Up to Wake Up in the Dharma, on Oct. 25.