Called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodo Williams Sensei is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer, and founder of the 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. Her new co-authored book, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation, is igniting communities — Buddhist, activist, and beyond — to have the conversations necessary to become more awake and aware of what hinders liberations of self and society. The Radical Dharma events that have emerged from the book: Connections, Circles, and Conversations, have initiated profound healing and deepened commitment to dismantling oppression across lines of race, class, sexual orientation, and other divides.