April 2021

01Apr12:00 AM14(Apr 14)9:00 PMThe Dharma of Being Anti-Racist: Accessing Skillful Engagement -- OnlineApril 28 - Aug 18, applications due April 1412:00 AM - 9:00 PM (14) Online Teacher(s): Rev. Liên Shutt, LCSW; Dawn Haney No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: 17 Weekly Wednesdays: April – August 2021
Time for all meetings: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sliding Scale: $500 – $2000. Code DB1C21.

Online application will open week of January 25th!

ONLINE: Spirit Rock’s programs are now offered online only. Our sliding scale options include financial support for our teachers. We invite you to try this creative form of practice as we take care of one another and respond skillfully to COVID-19.

Would you like to skillfully practice anti-racism? The 8-Fold Path provides ways to enact:

  • Wisdom of understanding & thoughts
  • Meaningful meditations & practices with effort, mindfulness, & concentration
  • Fostering engaged behaviors in speech, action, & livelihood

Inquiring into the causes and conditions that have brought about our collective suffering from racism, this course will offer meditations, reflective writings, mindfulness practices, and interactive exercises to support grounding, settledness, and skillful action. We’ll connect to individual and collective agency as we practice skills for staying in discomfort and resilience.

Open to all who acknowledge systemic racism and are committed to examining the impact of being part of such a structure.

We are committed to a class ratio of 50% BIPOC to 50% white-identified participants.

Class Dates: April 28 – August 18, 2021. Large-group and small-group sessions.
Meeting times for ALL sessions are: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


  • Dawn Haney

    Dawn Haney

    Dawn Haney (they/she) has been organizing, coaching, teaching, and writing for 20 years, on feminism, white anti-racism, Buddhism, leadership, and liberation. They braid together wisdom from Buddhism and social justice traditions, understanding identity, power, and change through their own experiences as a white, fat, queer, nonbinary femme, and through social movements from migrant justice to fat liberation. A dharma student since 2003, she is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders program, a Community Teacher at East Bay Meditation Center and the Alphabet Sangha, and taught across the US as former Co-Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

  • Rev. Liên Shutt, LCSW

    Rev. Liên Shutt, LCSW

    View Rev. Liên's upcoming programs or profile

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