July 2019

27Jul(Jul 27)10:00 AM28(Jul 28)4:30 PMConnecting with Courage: Buddhist Practices for Facing Racism and White Privilege10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (28) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): JD Doyle No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: July 27 – July 28, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $150 – 400. Code JD1M19.

This weekend retreat explores how mindfulness and heart practices can wake us up to the tangled histories of white privilege and racism. We will focus on connecting with the unconscious and implicit biases that we, as white people, embody at both the individual and collective levels.

The Buddha’s teachings offer practices that support us in attending to the discomfort that arises when we recognize the impact of white privilege and racism. Together, we will face these legacies and develop skills for transforming our hearts and minds to create healing communities that are accessible and open to all.

This retreat is open to all self-identified white folks.

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