Radical Dharma book discussion

September 24th

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    Room: Library or other space

    “love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.” Rev. angel Kyodo williams

    To take part, read the book "Radical Dharma: Race, Love and Liberation" by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens and Jasmine Syedullah PhD. Note your questions, excitement, resistance. Then come and talk.

    Taking part in the conversation will be Michael Hanchard, a Shambhala community member and Department Chair of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Publisher North Atlantic Books on Radical Dharma: "Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, they urge a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era. With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, Radical Dharma demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked."