Saturday Dharma Talk – Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Rev. angel Kyodo williams is one of the regular visiting teachers at the Brooklyn Zen Center, where she has been offering retreats and dharma talks since 2014. We are very grateful for the opportunity to welcome her again in our community.
Please be aware that following the dharma talk by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, we will be offering a community lunch at 12:30 p.m. As a reminder, in addition to inviting dana for the teacher, we will invite a donation of $10 to help cover the costs of our community meal offering. And, no one is turned away from any offerings in our weekly meditation schedule for lack of funds.
Lastly, please be aware that Rev. angel Kyodo williams will be offering a day-long sit at the Brooklyn Zen Center on March 18th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Stay tuned for more information.
Called “the most intriguing (and vocal) African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, angel Kyodo williams is an author, activist, master trainer and founder of the Center for 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. She is one of only two black women Zen “Senseis” or teachers. She applies wisdom teachings and embodied practice to intractable social issues at the intersections of climate change, racial and economic justice, and 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, 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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.