Subtle Activism: Transformative Change from the Inside Out
During this session angel will discuss a practical understanding of how inner work translates to transforming society, the common misunderstandings such as "the other", how to know if you're bypassing and what the radical path to transformation requires.
Called "the most intriguing African-American Buddhist" by Library Journal, angel Kyodo Williams has been bridging the worlds of spirit and justice since her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace. Her book was hailed as "an act of love" by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and "a classic" by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. In 2016, Rev. angel published her second book, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. As one of very few black women Zen "Senseis" or teachers, she applies wisdom teaching to social issues and is a leading voice for Transformative Social Change.
In recognition of her work, angel Sensei received the first Creating Enlightened Society Award from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Both fierce and grounded, she is known for her willingness to both sit with and speak uncomfortable truths. angel notes, "Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters." Whether in writing, teaching or speaking, her voice is unique.