Center for Spiritual Living's Diversity Circle invites a multiracial group of spiritual practitioners to explore how race influences relationships within spiritual community, relationships with one's own spirituality, and how to complicate notions of oneness to allow for history, context and personal identity to become an integral part of spiritual path and community.
This one-day workshop presents current theories related to engaging students and community in critical dialogues regarding racism, other oppressions, and intersecting oppressions. We will explore the importance of “trauma-informed” practices to facilitate these dialogues. The “trauma-informed” framework takes into account the transgenerational and ongoing nature of oppression and how it impacts the oppressed neurophysiologically, in both body and mind.
In this workshop, we will survey best practices that are emerging from the expansion of anti-oppression work to not only improve our work in the classroom, but in our practices, agencies, and in our lives—wherever we happen to be.
A Six-Month Program for White EBMC Practitioners
January 22-June 18, 2017 (Applications due November 15, 2016)
- Do you want to increase your skills to support inclusive sangha building
- Do you want to deepen your understanding of Buddhist teachings on suffering, oppression and liberation?
- Do you want to gain insight into the suffering that arises from our racial conditioning as white people in this society?
- Would you like to become part of a supportive learning community of white practitioners exploring racism in the context of Buddha Dharma and looking for ways to transform our white racial conditioning and white supremacist systems?
Are you White and feeling shocked, dismayed, angry or overwhelmed by the election? Join me and Kimber Simpkins to use tools of embodiment and awareness in a caring, connected environment to access our internal sense of center and cultivate skills in working with Whiteness / White Privilege in ourselves and others.