Uncovering Whiteness, Dismantling Racism: A Half-Day Retreat for White-Identified Meditators

with Caverly Morgan, Ethan Nichtern, David Perrin

April 27th

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    Uncovering Whiteness, Dismantling Racism:

    A Half-Day Retreat for White-Identified Meditators

    Saturday, April 27, 2019



    Sixth Street Community Center

    638 East 6th Street, 1st Floor (bet. Aves B & C)

    New York, NY 10009

    With Caverly Morgan, Ethan Nichtern & David Perrin

    Why is it all-too-easy to be blind to our own whiteness: privilege, bias, and ignorance, when it comes to race? Uncovering whiteness may sound like an oxymoron given that whiteness infuses all aspects of our culture and is systemically institutionalized. Yet this process is at the heart of a contemplative practice that focuses on both personal and social transformation. Dismantling racism happens when what we cannot see becomes visible and therefore changeable.

    This retreat is intended for us to deepen our practice of waking up from confusion and prejudice, into deep relationship with ourselves and others – many of whom face the direct consequences of our ignorance on a daily basis. Whether passionately committed as an activist to end racism, or newer to race-awareness work, we welcome all levels of meditators to practice with, support and challenge our awareness around whiteness.

    This half-day retreat will be an afternoon of meditation, group conversation, and reflection. As facilitators we do not claim to be experts on this topic, but guides in this contemplative process. Ending the conditioned patterns of white supremacy is our shared, collective endeavor.

    This workshop is offered in solidarity with the Shambhala NYC Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality Group.

    Fee structure:

    • $10 workshop fee

    • A patron contribution of more than $10 will be offered to support the ongoing practice of meditators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color through the Skylake BIPOC Retreat scholarship fund.