Triratna Highlights

Teachings for Uncertain Times: Barriers to Entering the Buddhist Path

On Wed, 1 February, 2017 - 16:58
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In honor of Black History Month, Tricycle is presenting a special video series, “Teachings for Uncertain Times,” featuring 13 teachers of color. 

In the first talk of the series, Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John, a teacher in the Triratna Buddhist tradition, explains how practitioners of color can face barriers to entering the Buddhist path.

“We live in times where there is a disproportionate amount of black people being killed by the police, a disproportionate number of black people incarcerated in prisons and mental institutions. We walk into meditation halls with this painful load.”

Watch Vimalasara’s full talk for her recommendations on creating an inclusive community.

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