Resources for Co-Creating Inclusive Mindfulness Communities

Resources for Co-Creating Inclusive Mindfulness Communities

Books

America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal (2020) by Dr. Larry Ward

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out (2018) by Ruth King

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation (2016) by Lama Rod Owens, angel Kyodo Williams, Jasmine Syedullah

Awakening Together, The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community (2017) by Larry Yang

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities 

Through Mindfulness (2017) by Rhonda McGee

Together We Are One: Honoring Our Diversity, Celebrating Our Connection (2006) by Thich Nhat Hanh and Kaira Jewel Lingo

Dharma, Color, and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism (2004) by Hilda Gutiérrez Baldoquín (Editor)

 

Articles

“Our Opportunity to Include All Genders in Buddhist Communities” by Ray Buckner

https://www.lionsroar.com/our-opportunity-to-include-all-genders-in-buddhist-communities/

“I Figured I Would Never Find Another: On Being a Queer Asian American Buddhist” by Marissa Wong

https://www.lionsroar.com/i-figured-i-would-never-find-another-on-being-a-queer-asian-american-buddhist/

“Brown Body, White Sangha” by Atia Sattar

https://tricycle.org/magazine/racism-in-buddhism/

“Broken Body of the Sangha” by Ruth King

https://www.lionsroar.com/healing-the-broken-body-of-sangha/

“Waking up to Racism” by bell hooks

https://tricycle.org/magazine/waking-racism/

“The Wisdom In My Bones” by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

https://zenju.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/TheWisdomInMyBones_Zenju-Earthlyn-Manuel-1.pdf

 

Mindfully Informed Initiatives Focusing on Racial and Social Justice

Arise Sangha (Plum Village initiative)

https://arisesangha.org/

Making Visible

https://www.making-visible.org/ 

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

https://buddhistpeacefellowship.org/

 

Consultants/Workshop Teachers 

Roxy Manning

http://www.roxannemanning.com/

Sandra Kim (Re-Becoming Human) 

https://www.sandrakim.com/

Ruth King (Mindful of Race Institute) 

https://ruthking.net/

 

BIPOC Only Sanghas

Baltimore and Beyond: Mindfulness Community for People of Color (an online Plum Village group for BIPOC practitioners)

https://www.baltimoremindfulnesscommunity.space/about-bbmc/

Sweet Blossoming POC Online Sangha (an online Plum Village group for BIPOC practitioners)

Contact: POCSanghaonline@gmail.com

True Home Sangha (an online Plum Village group for BIPOC practitioners)

Contact Polly Chu

MettaMophosis Sangha (a group in the Plum Village tradition for BIPOC OI members, aspirants, and inquiring)

Contact Victoria Mausissa: vic822@yahoo.com 

The Garrison Institute’s BIPOC meditation Sangha (Plum Village facilitators)

https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/a-virtual-sanctuary/bipoc-meditation-sangha/

Brooklyn Zen Center Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Sangha

https://brooklynzen.org/programs/people-of-color-group/

People of Color Sangha (East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA)

https://poc.eastbaymeditation.org/

 

Mixed/Intersectional and Allies Sanghas

Baltimore and Beyond Mindfulness Community (BBMC) for White Social Activists an BIPOC (a mixed/intersectional group in the Plum Village tradition that maintains a 50/50 split between white and BIPOC participants)

https://www.baltimoremindfulnesscommunity.space/

Chrysanthemum Sangha USA (a group in the Plum Village tradition for those who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community and allies)

https://chrysanthemum-sangha.mailchimpsites.com/

Many Faces Sangha (a group in the Plum Village tradition that expressly welcomes, “All ages, colors, gender/sexual orientations, shapes, sizes + incomes”)

https://www.facebook.com/manyfacessangha/

Tranquil Lotus Sangha (a group in the Plum Village tradition for people of color and white allies)

https://www.tranquillotussangha.org/

World Interbeing Sangha (an online community in the Plum Village tradition that offers BIPOC and LGBTQ groups)

https://worldinterbeingsangha.org/ 

Alphabet Sangha ((an East Bay Meditation Center Buddhist-based meditation group for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving, and Two-Spirit communities)

https://alphabet.eastbaymeditation.org/

Every Body Every Mind Sangha (an East Bay Meditation Center Buddhist-based meditation and discussion group open to anyone living with disabilities, limitations, differences and chronic illnesses.)

https://ebem.eastbaymeditation.org/

Sangha for People with Dis/Abilities and Deaf People (a group in the Insight tradition)

https://events.imcw.org/event/?eventId=788&startDate=2021-09-13T23:00:00.000Z

 

White Mindful Affinity Groups & Resources for White people

Awake to Race Sangha

For more information, contact Tim McCormick: hocomindfulness@gmail.com

Healing from Internalized Whiteness

https://www.sandrakim.com/healing-from-internalized-whiteness

White Awake

https://whiteawake.org/themes-and-resources/

(divorcing) White Supremacy Culture

https://www.whitesupremacyculture.info/



Share: