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 time for Radical Liberation is now.”
Join Rev. angel and the growing movement of people dedicated to love, justice, and real wellbeing—for each other and the earth. It all begins with cultivating a liberated life.
the world is our field of practice — on being w/ krista tippett
On Being’s Krista Tippett says: “(angel Kyodo williams) is one of our wisest voices on social evolution and the spiritual aspect of social healing. angel Kyodo williams is an esteemed Zen priest and the second black woman ever recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage. To sink into conversation with her is to imagine and nourish a transformative potential of this moment towards human wholeness.”Read More
“I teach only liberation and the path to liberation.”
Formally trained in the Zen tradition, angel’s teaching uses a lens of spirit and dharma to transcend boundaries of faith, color, and class.
“Radical Dharma is a clear, honest testimony of the heart from three leaders of our time. You may not always see things just as they do (I didn’t) or even feel like you fully understand it all (again, I didn’t) but that makes it even more important to read.”Sharon SalzbergBuddhist Teacher and Author
“Radical Dharma is both radical … and courageous. The authors build upon the growing understanding of the connection between personal and societal liberation. Radical Dharma unflinchingly turns this lens to this most challenging and critical nexus of racism and white supremacy…Take the invitation!”Robert GassCo-founder, Rockwood Leadership Institute and Social Transformation Project
“It is rather astonishing that the Black tradition of continuous and endless enlightenment in this country produces its prophets as if bad laws, discrimination, horrors of financial inequality and so on, do not exist to blight the way.”Alice WalkerAmerican Novelist and Pulitzer Prize Winner
“Radical Dharma is a powerful and vulnerable circle held by three Dharma practitioners who are people of color. It is a beautiful and rare invitation to listen to how each transformed their pain. Some of this is familiar…and some of this, for white people, will be new: What does it look like to truly sit with the pain caused by racism in your body? Radical Dharma demands that we step into the circle and ask: How do we restore our humanity? How do we transform ourselves and the world?”Marianne ManilovCo-Founder, Engage Network
“Love and justice are not two.”
How that actually shows up in the world is the tricky part.
And it matters.
“How we treat our planet is rooted in how we treat people in our society.”
Our ecosphere is critical. Rev. angel looks at the relationship between our social disconnect and how we treat this great planet we all inhabit together.