Race, Racism, and Racial Inequality

Open to All: People of Color and White Allies Groups

The purpose of these meetings is to create a safe and brave space for honest conversations about race. Held monthly, this gathering is an open forum facilitated by the organizers with prompts for reflection, sharing, and discussion on the issues of race within our community and society.

The gathering is structured on shared, consensual community agreements where we meet both separately in affinity groups, which are self-identified People of Color and White Allies, and together as a unified community. Through sitting practice, dyads, and group discussions, we examine our personal experience, habitual patterns, and assumptions. There will also be a discussion of dharma view and practices to work compassionately and skillfully with each other and through difficult conversations.

Schedule Includes:

  • Sitting Practice
  • Affinity Group Breakout Sessions
  • Community Sharing and Discussion
  • Aspirations and Conclusion

Meets Monthly | $10 suggested donation

For more information, please email Naoko.

For black, indigenous, and people of color members, please also click here

Next Meeting:

Monday February 24, 2020 at 7:00pm


What if wealth could be used to heal, restore and connect?

In “Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance”, Edgar Villanueva provides a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance and introduces the Seven Steps to Healing. Indigenous cultures understand medicine as anything that can restore balance. Indigenous communities do not wait until sickness presents itself to try to restore balance – rather, they are proactive in maintaining this balance. What if we were to use that same mentality to alleviate the imbalances and inequities of wealth in our country? How can each of us use our money as medicine in this process? Money, when used courageously and directed by an indigenous worldview, can be the medicine we need to heal our wounds and restore balance.     
We will look at the first of the Seven Steps to Healing.  You can listen to an interview Villanueva gave here:  “Decolonizing Wealth with Edgar Villanueva”



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