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This is a working list of resources for people addressing racial justice and implicit bias on their path of practice.  We are looking to develop connection between Sangha members doing this work across the country over the next year.  Stay tuned for updates.  Please contact us if you would like to join our mailing list.





Racial Equity Session at Deer Park's English Retreat, 2015



Parallax Press - Books

Together We Are One by Thich Nhat Hanh

Dharma, Color and Culture ed by Ryomon Hilda Gutierrez (article byKaira Jewel Lingo)



Where Spirit and Action Meet: Continuing the Legacy of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (


Mindfulness Bell - Articles

Autumn 2004 - Being Born a Person of Color by Larry Ward

Autumn 2004 - Our Racism is a Crying Baby by Sister Chau Nghiem and Larry Ward

Autumn 2014 - Spirit in Our Struggles for Truth, Peace, and Justice by Marisela Gomez

Summer, 2015 - Shining Light on White by Vanna Waldron

Autumn, 2015 - The Path of Racial and Social Equity: An Open Heart Is Called for Now by Marisela B Gomez and Valerie Brown

Autumn 2015 - Turning Durians into True Love by Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean)

Autumn 2015 - Beloved Community by Larry Ward


Other Articles

Sacred Activism by Marielsa Gomez

Listening is Sacred Activism by Marisela Gomez

Racial Justice Talk at Sangha Facilitators Gathering, NorCal by Victoria Mausisa, July 2015




White Awake

Buddhists for Racial Justice

World Trust - Shakti Butler

Project Implicit



Race: The Power Of An Illusion

Cracking the Codes: Unlocking the System of Racial Inequality

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible



McIntosh, Peggy - Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Yang, Larry Article: Awakening Together in Inquiring Mind, Vol 31/#2/Spring 2015

Study Shows Mindful Meditation Helps Reduce Racial Bias

Alexander, Michelle - The New Jim Crow

Coates, Ta-Nehisi - Between the World and Me

DeGruy, Joy - Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

DiAngelo, Robin - What Does It Mean To Be White?

Feagin, Joe - The White Racial Frame

Kendall, Frances E. - Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic

Relationships Across Race

Kivel, Paul - Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice

Lane, Alycee J. - Nonviolence Now

Manuel, Zenju Earthlyn - The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality,

and Gender

Okun, Tema - The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teachings about Race and Racism to

People Who Don't Want to Know

Powell, John - A Racing Towards Justice:

Stevenson, Bryan - Just Mercy

Wilkerson, Isabel - The Warmth of Other Suns

Williams, Angel Kyodo - Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace