Black & Buddhist in America

Just because this picture always puts a smile on our faces! Every single time.

Black and Buddhist in America gathering, October 2018. From Lion’s Roar March 2019 issue. Photo by Garlia Cornelius.

On October 21, 2018, Buddhist teachers of black African descent from across the country gathered at Union Theological Seminary in NY for “Black & Buddhist in America,” a conversation about dharma, the state of the world, and what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today. A livestream public dialogue concluded the weekend, with a historic panel discussion of Buddhist teachers of black African descent from many different Buddhist traditions, including Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, Kaira Jewel Lingo, and Sebene Selassie, among many others.