A Free Online Event - Feb 18-25

Learn what Buddhism can teach us about race, resilience, transformation, and spiritual freedom with over 20 leading African-descended Buddhist teachers

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Summit Presenters

Ruth King

Celebrated Author, Educator, Meditation Teacher, Founder, Mindful of Race Institute, Author, Mindful of Race

Rhonda Magee, MA, JD

Professor of Law, USF, Author, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

Pamela Ayo Yetunde, JD, ThD

Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor, Co-founder, Center of the Heart, Founder, Audre, Co-editor, Black and Buddhist

Claudelle Glasgow, PSYD, PLLC

Non-binary, Queer, First-generation Afro-Caribbean, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Buddhist chaplain, Death doula, Writer, Public Speaker

Justin Miles, LCPC, LCADS

Buddhist Teacher, Creator and Facilitator, Black Power Meditation Group, Psychotherapist, Baltimore City Master Gardener

Angela Dews

Teacher, Harlem Meditation & Discussion, Author, Still, in the City: Creating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos

Larry Ward, PhD

Senior teacher in Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village tradition, Author, America's Racial Karma

Spring Washam

Meditation Teacher, Author, A Fierce Heart, Co-Founder, East Bay Meditation Center

Sebene Selassie

Teacher, Speaker, and Author who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity, and spirituality

Arisika Razak, CNM, MPH

Professor Emerita, Former Chair, Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Core Teacher, East Bay Meditation Center

Rachel Bagby

Award-winning Vocalist, Author, Divine Daughters: Liberating the Power and Passion of Women’s Voices

Fresh "Lev" White

Love and Compassion Activist, Meditation Teacher, Professional Diversity Trainer, San Francisco Bay Area

Breeshia Wade

Buddhist End-of-life Caregiver, Grief Expert, Author, Grieving While Black: An Antiracist Take on Oppression and Sorrow

Vimalasara Mason-John

Public Speaker, Master Trainer in Conflict Transformation, Leadership and Mindfulness, Author, Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction

Dawa Tarchin Phillips

Meditation Teacher, Author, Speaker, Founder of Empowerment Holdings, President of International Mindfulness Teachers Association

Shanté Paradigm Smalls, PhD

Scholar, Researcher, Artist, Meditation Teacher, and Writer

Rima Vesely-Flad, PhD

Associate Professor, Religion and Social Justice, Director, Peace and Justice Studies at Warren Wilson College, Author, Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies

Suryagupta Dharmacharini

Meditation Teacher, Speaker, First Woman Chair of London Buddhist Centre

Kamilah Majied, PhD

Mental Health Clinician, Researcher, Internationally Recognized Expert on the Impact of Social Oppression on Mental Health and Behavioral Health

Valerie Brown, JD, MA, PCC

International Retreat Leader, ICF-accredited Leadership Coach, Principal of Lead Smart Coaching, Ordained Buddhist Dharma Teacher, Plum Village Tradition