Four Dharmic Paths of Investigating Whiteness and Racism

with Gabe Dayley & Alexandria Barnes

October 11th—October 13th

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    Location: Sky Lake Retreat Center

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    This weekend will offer an introductory investigation of race, whiteness, and systemic racism for meditation practitioners who identify as white, providing a foundation from which white-identified meditators can begin the path of exploring their own social conditioning and cultivating tools to support them in confronting systemic racism and oppression in our society.

    The workshop incorporates the path of the Four Dignities, a central element of the Shambhala teachings and framework for the meditator’s journey. Integrating Dharma teachings and embodied contemplative practices with material from the study of race, peacebuilding, and history, we will employ these teachings as a guide for how we can show up with fearlessness and gentleness to address racism in our community and society. We will invite curiosity and concerns about racism and create opportunities to increase our awareness of what we as white people often don’t see in ourselves and in our communities.


    Meditation Experience: This program is for practitioners who have an established meditation practice in any lineage of meditation and identify as white.