Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah
Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation
The illuminating teachings found within this text goes beyond a demand for equality, and forges a path towards self-liberation that rests on radical honesty.
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. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah urge a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against Black people.
"At a time where racial injustice is ever present, "Radical Dharma" asks all of us to do our part in taking responsibility for ourselves, our constructs, our privileges, and our egoic veils as it is the key to societal transformation. The three authors weave their voices into a powerful conversation that illuminate the intrinsic link between spiritual development with communal liberation. This book is a fierce invitation to recognize that our differences ought to be celebrated rather than criminalized, our circumstances could be fodder for our practice, and that healing our own wounds is the foundational beginning to healing our greater society." - Natalie Kuhn, The Class VP of Programming and Founding Teacher.