To make diversity real, says Zen teacher angel Kyodo williams, Buddhists must look deep into their own hearts. Brooklyn Zen Center executive director Greg Snyder has spoken of a mind-meld that’s gone on between you and he, and BZC guiding teacher Teah Strozer. Let’s talk about that connection. I’m a New Yorker. I lived in […]
Being Black author angel Kyodo williams speaks about the evolution of diversity in American Buddhism and her work to promote inclusivity in Buddhism across communities When Being Black came out in 2000, I was chagrined by what I had done. I realized that, out of my love and appreciation for the dharma, I issued this […]
Lama Rod Owens and angel Kyodo williams discuss the challenges of being teachers of color in predominantly white communities. Read their conversation in the Winter 2014 issue of Buddhadharma.
An Interview With angel Kyodo williams Zen teacher, activist, and author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace angel Kyodo williams says we can be the kind of leaders that reduce burdens not create them. Omega: To be a spiritual warrior—an archetype in all traditions—you’ve said we need to […]