Compassion grows from wisdom.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are a new initiative for Dekeling–We wanted to get some resources here, but please know this part of the website is very much under construction. Check back next quarter.

Books on People of Color and Buddhism

Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace
Reverend angel Kyodo Williams

Black Buddha: Changing the Face of American Buddhism
Lama Choyin Rangdrol

Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist & Buddhist
Jan Willis

Dharma, Color, and Culture
Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquin, ed.

Free Your Mind: An African American Guide to Meditation
by Cortez R. Rainey

Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible
Ruth King

Making the Invisible Visible: Healing Racism in Our Buddhist Communities (PDF of booklet)
Sheridan Adams, Mushim Ikeda-Nash, Jeff Kitzes, Margarita Loinaz, Choyin Rangdrol, Jessica Tan and Larry Yang

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out
Ruth King

Audio Resources on Diversity and Buddhist Practice

Mindfully Confronting Racism: Buddhism and the Inner Work of Racial Justice
Bhikkhu Anālayo and Rhonda Myozen Magee explore how mindfulness can increase our capacity to address racism and other socially constructed oppressions and vulnerabilities in our times. (The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, December 12, 2020.)

“A meditation app to support the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community in healing to thrive with love.”

Race, Color and Ethnicity in the Early Buddhist Discourses
A talk by Ayya Tathaaloka, Spirit Rock, October 2013

Reflections on Race and Diversity
A talk by Joseph Goldstein, IMS, December 2014

Dukkha: Focus on People of Color
A dharma talk given by Bonnie Duran, IMS, June 2012

Diverse World, Diverse Sangha
Sangha News interview with Gina Sharpe & Larry Yang, June 2010