San Francisco Buddhist Center

Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

Posted by prasadachitta on Sun, 10 July, 2016 - 23:11
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Viveka exploring the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds.

Specifically, this talk investigates:

  • Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias.
  • Understanding ‘implicit bias’, which is how thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions are influenced (largely unconsciously) by exposure to stereotypes and fears about targeted social groups.
  • How can the mechanics of ‘implicit’ bias be disrupted by the power of mindfulness?

Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, June 2016

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