Dismantling Race Through Mindfulness~ Retreat Scholarship Eligible
with Sister Clear Grace
June 18 - 21, 2020
Power and privilege have been unfairly awarded throughout history to certain groups of people based on race while disempowering others. If one is born in America race is something we have been born into.
We unconsciously internalize messages about each other, ourselves, and about race. Simply growing up in a racist world causes subtle and not so subtle habits of mind and heart to take on racist patterns.
Mindfulness meditation can help one to observe preconceptions as they arise in the mind, providing space for cultivating kindness and care. Mindfulness can illuminate implicit bias, and the usually unconscious prejudices that color so much of our mind’s judging nature. Uncovering these habits of mind with a mindfulness practice can cut through the guilt, shame, hatred, and fear that cause so much contraction and suffering in us and in our relationships around race.
This session is for you, no matter the color of your skin, if you’re interested in investigating more deeply how racism in the world has impacted your mind and heart. We practice ways to undo racism in our lives and uncover a generous, spacious heart that has room for differences and the universal.
Sister True Moon of Clear Grace received her novice ordination in the Plum Village Vietnamese Zen tradition headed by the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a member of the Care Taking Council for the Earth Holder Community which is a mindful Earth/Social justice initiative in the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism. She is also a Core member for the ARISE Sangha (Awakening through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity) a community of mindfulness practitioners and monastics who come together to heal the wounds of racial injustice and social inequity, beginning with looking deeply within ourselves and using the energy…
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