Revolutionary Love, Radical Love: dharma talk with Rev. angel Kyodo williams, April 7


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Please join us April 7 for our Saturday morning schedule, which will include a dharma talk by visiting teacher Rev angel Kyodo williams, Revolutionary Love, Radical Love: Living the Legacy of King Today. The talk will be at 11 a.m. and will follow a period of zazen starting at 10:20 a.m. Meditation instruction will be at 9 a.m.

Revolutionary Love, Radical Love: Living the Legacy of King Today

Dr. King famously spoke of the need for Negroes to be “tough-minded and tender-hearted…if we are to move creatively toward the goal of freedom of justice.” Too often these days, we choose one or the other or choose simply vacillation, which ends up with no action at all. Alone one is left either cold-hearted or soft-minded. Or one is left inept. All evade the path of liberation. All are complicit in injustice. . Join Rev. angel Kyodo williams​ this Saturday to honor King by taking up the mantle of imagining “creative synthesis of love and justice” that King proclaimed his God combined, thus knew is the birthright of us all.

About Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Called “the most intriguing (and vocal) African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, angel Kyodo williams is an author, activist, master trainer and founder of Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of transformation and justice since her critically acclaimed 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. Her most recent work, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation has ignited a long-overdue conversation on how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society and prevents our collective awakening. Rev. angel was the second black women to become a Zen “Sensei” or teacher, and applies wisdom teachings and embodied practice to intractable social issues at the intersections of racial, economic and climate justice. She is a preeminent thought leader of Transformative Social Change. Her 27 Days of Change online program and 3rd Way Leadership supports changemakers in inner meets outer change worldwide. Her work has been widely covered, including in The New York Times, Lion’s Roar, Boston Globe, Ms., and Essence.  angel notes, “Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” She was made for these times. More information on Rev. angel is available here and here.


Access Notes: There is one short flight of stairs leading to the entrance to the building. Please press 3-0 to be buzzed in. The center is located at the top of a steeper second staircase of around 20 steps. A ramp and elevator are available via an alternate entrance; please email in advance if you need access. Chairs, benches, and extra support cushions are available. We are not yet a fragrance-free space; our hand soap is scented with essential oils. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us at info@brooklynzen.org.