Angel Kyodo Williams, activist, and Zen Sensei lead an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism, and social change with the New York City Shambhala Buddhist community. Part one of a two-part podcast.
Rev. angel visits a sangha from the Mindfulness Community of Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition as they grapple with what diversity and inclusion look like in the face of a long history of white-led sanghas in the west.
Join Rev. angel Kyodo Williams in this provocative exploration of what lineage can oﬀer us and what it takes away. Join Rev. angel Kyodo Williams in this provocative exploration of what lineage can oﬀer us and what it takes away. She has been graced with the honor of soon becoming only the second Black woman recognized as a teacher in the Zen tradition. Lineage—its keeping and its transcending—is on her mind.
Atonement transcription of a talk given by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams given January 2007 This was first published in the January 2010 issue of transform. All separation ever committed by me On account of my beginningless greed, anger, and ignorance, Born of my body, speech, and mind, Now I atone for it all Let’s talk about that [the Verse of Atonement] just a little bit: “All separation ever committed by me on account of my beginningless—beginningless—greed, anger, and ignorance.”