RESTREAM: Fireside Chat w/ Rev angel and Resmaa Menakem | Being Black 20th
In this profoundly intimate and direct conversation, viewers get to bear witness to the virtual fireside captured this August, in which these authors and teachers connect, discover and banter about where their work meets: vectors of race, bodies, and trauma and what it means to be in and looking through Black “bodies of culture” in these times.
This conversation captures the essence of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Fearlessness & Grace, the first book authored by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, which was published on this date 20 years ago.
Following the screening of the Unscripted Fireside Chat, Rev. angel & Resmaa will engage a race-contextualized Q&A on what labor is necessary to center the liberation of Black peoples to accomplish freedom for all.
Friday, October 9
4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern
Radical Dharma Conversation @ Omega
Radical Dharma Conversation
It’s time to create the conditions that reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with the authentic community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the critical conversation about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out and prevents our collective awakening. We can only accomplish shifts in awareness by creating conditions for radical honesty, where we drop our need for perfection to speak and act from a place of deep vulnerability and authentic presence. This deep dive Conversation offers the critical guidance, practices, and experiences we need, but was never taught.
Rev. angel Kyodo Williams Sensei and guest teacher Jasmine Syedullah help us navigate grief, apathy, alienation, and burnout and engage in an intimate practice of bold, authentic, and inclusive conversation. Together we will:
- Identify and disrupt patterns of internalized oppression and collusion.
- Learn embodied practice of Centering in Presence to build internal capacity
- Learn to recognize and disrupt social patterns that play a role in silencing ourselves and others
- Unearth and dismantle myths that deny the history and context of our conditioning
- Practice skillfully engaging across lines of difference to continue the conversation in your own community
As we align our values with our behaviors, we become equipped and empowered to respond to the urgent need for action. All people looking for ways to deconstruct rather than amplify systems of suffering are welcome.
**We ask that participants read the book Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation in advance of the program.
To generate informed experience, we request the following information
- racial identity.
Radical Dharma Circle @ Omega Institute
Encounter race where it lives in your life.
Rooted in the supposition that race has harmed us all — though, in different ways, Radical Dharma Circle is an “encounter” with awareness and practices of dismantling the negative impacts of racialization on our collective minds, hearts, and bodies.
This highly experiential weekend features identity and issue-based caucuses, full-group congresses, and capacity-building with the embodied practices we need to expand our sense of spaciousness to find greater awareness, understanding, and compassion across lines of difference and amongst our own tribes.
- – move past clever language to courageously explore your relationship to race.
- -develop or strengthen embodied practices that cut through bias while increasing personal space and capacity.
- -begin to unpack & reveal the relationship between intersecting oppressions and how they work to keep us apart.
- -surface and confront the stored history and impact of race in your own life with compassion.
- -engage in issue-based causes and full-group congresses to meet race where it matters in your life.
Shambhala Durham: Embodied Race & Power Awareness
Durham is a city in which many polarized perspectives meet. Here, a Friday evening public talk on Radical Dharma is followed by a weekend workshop on Embodied Race & Power Awareness, Rev. angel’s signature training in which race&power meets the dharma and lands in the body. “Through practices of centering, contextualization, conversation, and community, we prepare ourselves to recognize and disrupt limiting habit-patterns as a gateway to love and liberation—of self and society.”
Read the Event here: http://durham.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=266702
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