Reverend angel Kyodo williams

Practices of Radical Dharma: Deepening the Work of Meeting Race in the Body with Reverend angel Kyodo williams

co-hosted with 8 Limbs

November 22-24, 2019

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.


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.

Events for People of Color:

  • Friday evening, 11/22 from 6-9pm

Donation-based event. Free ticket required to attend. 

Registration coming soon.

Weekend workshop open to everyone:
No partial registration

  • Saturday, 11/23
  • Sunday, 11/24

Opportunity to offer Dana to Reverend angel will be available on Sunday as well.

Cost for weekend workshop days:

Registration coming soon.

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

Reverend angel Kyodo williams, author of Radical Dharma
Bridging the worlds of spirit and justice since her critically acclaimed first book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and “a classic” by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield. She received the first “Creating Enlightened Society” Award from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and is a Senior Fellow for Faith and Social Justice at Auburn Seminary.

The Summit
733 Summit Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102

Accessibility information:
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. Southside Commons are located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. There are 4 bathrooms, 2 are gender neutral, 2 are designated to women/men. There will be chairs set up for this event. If you prefer sitting or lying, please bring any props you wish to use. The restrooms in Southside Commons are gender-specific. Please use the restroom of your choice.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds of 75% up to seven days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.