Rev. angel Kyodo Williams delivers a stirring case for why westerners being attached to "being Buddhist" may be the most detrimental stance the hinders the good intention people have for aligning with Buddhist values.
Naropa University presents the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecturer Program in Buddhist Studies and American Culture and Values with angel Kyodo Williams.
Called “the most vocal and most intriguing African-American Buddhist in America,” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer, and founder of Center for Transformative Change.
She has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and justice since the publication of her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace. Her book was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and “a classic” by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. Ordained as a Zen priest, she recently became the second black woman recognized as a teacher in her lineage.