Practices of Radical Dharma: Deepening the Work of Meeting Race in the Body with Reverend angel Kyodo williams
November 22-24, 2019
co-hosted with 8 Limbs
Regardless of your race, no one imagines that disrupting whiteness in our daily body-mind habits — external and internalized, coarse and subtle, overt and micro, behavioral and energetic — will happen by reading Facebook, good intentions, great information or even attending an awesome training.
Our racialized thoughts, behaviors and actions have been instilled through generations, lifetimes and since our own first painful and confusing awareness that race matters. You have been “practicing” inside your expected race roles before you could choose. You need to practice to find your way out.
In this next-level intensive for previous Radical Dharma practitioners, Rev. angel Kyodo williams prescribes a set of practices and exercises that, taken together and oriented toward the disruption of our inherited race habit-patterns, offers you an offramp from the rage, confusion and despair, and sets you firmly on the path of liberation.
Practice who YOU want to be, not what was chosen for you. Join this powerful workshop designed to move beyond talk-fixing or arguing on social media to get race out of your head and discover the pattern-interrupting Practices of Radical Dharma — a more complete truth — that returns you to the body of relationship with people across lines of difference, and most especially love with yourself.
Please note this weekend is open only to those who have previously studied with a Rev. angel in person, including attending:
- one of Rev. angel’s previous events in Seattle
- a Radical Dharma Circle/Conversation or Camp
Streaming an online talk or reading Radical Dharma do not meet the prerequisite criteria.
What if you don’t meet the above prerequisites?
The Radical Dharma Circle in Portland one weekend prior is open to all and there are no prerequisites. (Also, if you attend the Portland Radical Dharma Circle, and then want to deepen your practice, you will have fulfilled the prerequisite requirements outlined above and should be able to attend this event.)
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event for BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color):
- Friday evening, 11/22: 6-9pm
- Cost: Donation-based event. Free ticket required to attend. Registration coming soon.
Weekend workshop (no partial registration):
- Saturday, 11/23: 9am-12pm and 2-5pm
- Sunday, 11/24: 9am-12pm
- Cost for weekend workshop:
Opportunity to offer Dana to Reverend angel will be available on Sunday as well.
The Summit Building 420 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Rev. angel Kyodo williams:
Called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei, is an author, maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer and founder of Center for Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of personal transformation and justice since the publication of her critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace. Her book was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and “a classic” by Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. Her newest book, Radical Dharma, explores racial injustice as a barrier to collective awakening.
In order to make this event as inclusive as possible we ask that you: Please refrain from using scented products including shampoos, laundry detergent and other personal products, including those with essential oils. Be prepared to turn cell phones off completely during the event if possible. The venue is wheelchair accessible and on the ground floor. The venue has gender specific bathrooms. Please use whichever restroom you prefer.
Accommodations or Lodging: The event venue is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, which is easily accessible by foot, share bike, Uber/Lyft, bus, light rail, or car (parking can be limited, but is available on street.) Depending on your budget and transportation preferences, there are many good options for accommodations in downtown Seattle and on Capitol or First Hill. Here is a link to a Google Map showing the hotels/prices nearby the venue at 420 E. Pike St.
Refunds of 75% up to seven days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail payment with email, name, and phone number to:
Rainier Beach Yoga
8311 48th Ave South
Seattle WA 98118