Skillful Means Podcast

#19 Resources for Social Justice in Intentional & Spiritual Communities

June 03, 2020 Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw
Skillful Means Podcast
#19 Resources for Social Justice in Intentional & Spiritual Communities
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Skillful Means Podcast
#19 Resources for Social Justice in Intentional & Spiritual Communities
Jun 03, 2020
Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw

Today, we pivoted a bit to share resources on the intersection of mindfulness, Buddhism, anti-racism, and collective healing. We focus on the major voices, most of them people of color, shining a light on the social justice issues facing spiritual communities and how to overcome them. 

Books:
The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Adyashanti

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin Banaji & Anthony Greenwald

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity & Community by Larry Yang

Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Lama Rod Owens with Jasmine Syedullah

In Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves & Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee

People:
Rev. Gini Gerbasi, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Twitter

Larry Yang

Plum Village Global Sangha

Alice Walker

Ruth King

Lama Rod Owens (Instagram)

Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Rhhonda V Magee

Statement from Ty Powers, co-founder of the Insight Yoga Institute.


Additional Exploration:
Implicit Social Attitudes Test from Project Implicit, Harvard University

Background on “Beloved Community,” coined by philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce, popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and used by spiritual communities when cultivating anti-racist culture.

Alice Walker, American novelist, poet, and social activist, in conversation with Pema Chodron.

White Awake is an online platform focused on social justice education for people who are classified as “white”.

Arise Sangha (Awakening through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity) is a community of mindfulness practitioners and monastics in the Plum Village tradition.

Talk to us: feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com

Show Notes

Today, we pivoted a bit to share resources on the intersection of mindfulness, Buddhism, anti-racism, and collective healing. We focus on the major voices, most of them people of color, shining a light on the social justice issues facing spiritual communities and how to overcome them. 

Books:
The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Adyashanti

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin Banaji & Anthony Greenwald

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity & Community by Larry Yang

Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Lama Rod Owens with Jasmine Syedullah

In Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves & Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee

People:
Rev. Gini Gerbasi, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Twitter

Larry Yang

Plum Village Global Sangha

Alice Walker

Ruth King

Lama Rod Owens (Instagram)

Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Rhhonda V Magee

Statement from Ty Powers, co-founder of the Insight Yoga Institute.


Additional Exploration:
Implicit Social Attitudes Test from Project Implicit, Harvard University

Background on “Beloved Community,” coined by philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce, popularized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and used by spiritual communities when cultivating anti-racist culture.

Alice Walker, American novelist, poet, and social activist, in conversation with Pema Chodron.

White Awake is an online platform focused on social justice education for people who are classified as “white”.

Arise Sangha (Awakening through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity) is a community of mindfulness practitioners and monastics in the Plum Village tradition.

Talk to us: feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com