Being fully here in the presence of racism

This Sunday’s sangha continued our dialog on the important theme of race which has been a deep topic of the past few weeks. Jeff H shared a recent talk by Tara Brach titled “A Courageous Presence with Racism.”

Jeff says,

The topic is important to me. I have black family members and coworkers about whom I care, but have not taken personal action to end racism and heal America. I thought that it was enough to just not be a racist. I am ready to take action in the hope that my 9-year-old nephew may have a brighter future than he would under the status quo. It is important for me as a practitioner and member of the Sangha to do the inner work necessary to take skillful action. Together we stand a better chance of getting it “more right” so I welcome the continued dialog.

The link to the Tara Brach talk is here: https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/175/talk/62054/

A recent reading list of books on issues of race: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/06/a-reading-list-on-issues-of-race/

A short piece written by a white man with black family members: “Dear White People: 6 Guidelines for Impactful Actions in Support of the Black Community”: https://www.jediheart.com/blog-posts/dear-white-people-6-guidelines-for-impactful-actions-in-support-of-the-black-community

Published by Payton Swick

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