By every measure — including life expectancy, infant mortality, and rates of heart disease and cancer — people of color fare worse than white people, even after controlling for education and income.
angel is the Co-Chair of the Board at ForestEthics, where we use mindfulness to strengthen our campaign work and build our resiliency. angel is also an author, activist, entrepreneur, master trainer, spiritual leader, teacher, and priest in the Zen tradition. The participants in this webinar, both those new to mindfulness and experienced practitioners, praised the angel's insights and the tools she offered.
Studying dharma is good Practicing dharma is essential. Embodying the Dharma is profound. Two obstacles hamper most forms of modern practice: they use mental frameworks to address habits, patterns, and behaviors that are deeply held in the body, and the information is accessed in an environment (on the cushion), unlike the situations we encounter. As a result, we often find it difficult to translate our best intentions into our lives.
In this video, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams shares how we can set the intention to show up for ourselves and the world
“I’m dedicated to promoting what the Buddha was dedicated to promoting, which is liberation,” says Rev. angel Kyodo Williams. The root of radical is “radix” and that means a whole or complete, and dharma of course has many different inflections, I would say, rather than interpretations, and one of those is amongst others is truth.
angel Kyodo Williams is an American writer, ordained Zen priest, and the author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, published by Viking Press in 2000.
This April, Reverend angel Kyodo Williams spoke at Naropa’s Authentic Leadership Center as part of their Mindfulness in the Workplace Series. Williams has been called “the most vocal and intriguing African-American Buddhist in America.” Following are some excerpts of her talk and conversation with the audience.
“I wrote Radical Dharma because I needed it. First and foremost, I needed something that would bridge the streams of liberation that were important for me. So the liberation of people of color, of Black people in particular is important to me.
She’ll re-join Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas in conversation to discuss The Myth Of Christian America at the annual Revolutionary Love Conference: The Politics of Faith at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City.
She now serves as a Senior Fellow and Director of Vision. A social visionary and a leading voice for transformative social change.
Poverty is a powerful stressor that influences growth and development in children, and physical and mental health throughout adulthood. What does neuroscience tell us about poverty’s impact? How can we better use social capital and other tools to prevent or reverse the effects?