Join us for a special book release event for Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom, co-edited by Cheryl Giles (NDF Contemplative Faculty) and Pamela Ayo Yetunde. The book is a Nautilus Book Award Gold Recipient, in the Religion and Eastern Thought category.
Sunday, June 20, 10:00 am–12:00 noon
with Cheryl A. Giles, PsyD, and Lama Willa Miller
Willa will be interviewing Cheryl about her new book, including questions from participants.
From the publisher: What does it mean to be Black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, African American teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. The resulting explorations display not only the promise of Buddhist teachings to empower those facing racial discrimination but also the way that Black Buddhist voices are enriching the Dharma for all practitioners. As the first anthology comprised solely of writings by African-descended Buddhist practitioners, this book is an important contribution to the development of the … read more and order book here.
Dr. Giles is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Harvard Divinity School. She teaches courses on spiritual care, trauma, and contemplative care of the dying. Learn more here.
“Wow! Black and Buddhist grounds meditation in naked truth-telling, showing that awakening to
generational rage and trauma liberates from the inside out. These searing accounts confirm the radical capacity of
Black dharma teachers to show the way to freedom both ancient and now.” —Judith Simmer-Brown, author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism
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