"love and justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters."
In this 2011 Buddhadharma Forum, Larry Yang, Amanda Rivera, Bob Agoglia, and Rev. angel Kyodo Williams discuss how to foster meaningful diversity in American Buddhism.
I would wager that every Buddhist enjoys the story about Hui-Neng, the sixth patriarch of Zen, who presented himself as a poor “commoner from Hsin-chou of Kwangtung” to the abbot of Tung-shan monastery in the Huang-mei district of Ch’i-chou in hopes of study, and was rebuked by the abbot with these words: “You are a native of Kwangtung, a barbarian? How can you expect to be a buddha?” Hui-Neng replied, “Although there are northern men and southern men, north and south make no difference to their buddha-nature. A barbarian is different from Your Holiness physically, but there is no difference in our Buddha-nature.”
Read the full interview here: https://www.lionsroar.com/road-to-diversity/
In this profound conversation, Tami Simon and Rev. angel take a deep look at how society shapes our sense of belonging—and how we can all take back the power to belong for ourselves.
A companion conversation in the On Being episode that has been re-aired for the third time — Krista catches up with Rev. angel Kyodo Williams on how she’s keeping her fearlessness alive through pandemics and rupture.
This prophetic conversation, which Rev. angel Kyodo Williams had with Krista in 2018, is an invitation to imagine and nourish the transformative potential of this moment — toward human wholeness.
angel Kyodo williams · Reclaiming The Wholeness Of Our Stories – The Four podcast
Rev. angel walks us through the cost + violence of unfulfillment & calls us into the question of where do you stand?