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:

Juneteenth – Lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground
Saturday June 29, 2019
10:30am-12:30pm

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The African Burial Ground is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. It protects the historic role slavery played in building New York City.

Join us for a guided tour of the African Burial ground along with meditation practice on-site in recognition of this historic day.

290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

In case of rain:
Baxt/Ingui Architects
20 Vesey Street, Suite 900
New York, NY 10007