Today’s guest on the podcast is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change, Reverend angel Kyodo Williams. 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, which was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and “a classic” by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. Her new book, Radical Dharma, explores racial injustice as a barrier to collective awakening.
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In the face of today’s political and social unrest, is it possible to create a wise, kind, and strong human society? Rev. angel Kyodo Williams speaks about how the collective process of waking up is closely related to the truth of interdependence.
“We are exploring a citizenship of solidarity in how we show up for each other. We’re joined today by Reverend angel Kyodo Williams, acclaimed author and Zen master, as we talk about holding the complexity of who we are in America and why meditation is not enough.”
Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams is in search of both mutable and immutable, universal truths. She shares her unwavering belief that every action needs to be seated in love for it to be effective and without harm. And she finds simple, profound, and amusing similarities between her practice and work and hosts Andrew’s mission to unstuff America by engaging citizens where they are most visibly stuck on stuff—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Metta Hour of the Real Love Podcast Series hosted by Sharon Salzberg. Sharon has a candid conversation with author Robert Wright and Zen Teacher and author Reverend angel Kyodo Williams about Buddhism, love, and politics.
Sharon Salzberg has a conversation with Angel Kyodo Williams about political activism and spiritual practice. What is the interplay between activism and personal practice? In this talk recorded at the JCC in Manhattan, Sharon and Rev Angel Kyodo Williams, discuss the qualities of the two and what they bring to one another.
Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters. —Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, Sensei
This week on, Metta Hour, Sharon has a conversation with Rev Angel Kyodo Williams about political activism and spiritual practice.
15:20 – Sharon shares a story about meeting civil rights leader Miles Horton. After sparking a conversation about meditation and loving-kindness, Horton recounts Martin Luther King Jr.’s beliefs on loving everyone. Horton insisted that he only had to love the people worth loving, but Rev King would say, “you gotta love everybody.”
The Path of True Love: Healing Ourselves, our recent mindfulness retreat for People of Color. Today, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams offers a presentation and reading based on the newly published book, Radical Dharma.
The webinar included discussions on why using the phrase white supremacy is critical, why it’s important to see differences between people even while acknowledging that we are all one, why a mindfulness approach helps people confront inequity, and how each person needs to learn to love and free their own self on the way to promoting love and freedom for everyone else.