Awakening to Whiteness: Using the Dharma to Dismantle Oppression – Online Classes

Date: January 10 - July 21, 2021

Price: Free; donations accepted $0-$120 (recommend $60 which is $10 per class).

Awakening to Whiteness: Using the Dharma to Dismantle Oppression – Online Classes

January 10 - July 21, 2021

“Without inner change there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.”
― angel Kyodo williams


Awakening to Whiteness is structured as an “affinity group” for white people to explore the elements that have contributed to this often unconscious identity.  We explore in this way with an understanding that our own liberation/awakening is intimately bound to one another.  Affinity groups are one way to lay groundwork to enlarge our understanding and prepare us to build authentic relationships and alliances.

Our work is inspired by White Awake, a non-profit whose mission is to combat white supremacy by focusing on educational resources and spiritual practices designed to engage people who’ve been socially categorized as “white” in the creation of a just and sustainable society. We express appreciate to that organization.

This course is guided by ZCO Senior students


This is a Six-Month Curriculum with monthly meetings, either Wednesdays or Sundays, from February through July 2021.


Watch the orientation: view it here.

Sunday sessions: from 3:30 to 5:30pm via ZOOM:

February 21,  March21,  April 18,  May 16,  June 13, July 18

Wednesday sessions: from 1:30 to 3:30 via ZOOM:

February 24, March 24, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21


The orientation is important to help you understand the structure and the guideline for the course that help create a strong container for what can be deep personal work.

View the Orientation

Use the Register Now button to RSVP to attend the January 10 Orientation. You may also watch a recording of the orientation which will be posted on the website after the live session.

When you sign up, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for Orientation, more information about affinity groups and meeting dates.

Prior to the January 10 orientation please read:

Healing the Broken Body of Sangha

Who Invented White People?


After the orientation on January 10 or watch via recording – you will decide whether to participate on either Wednesdays or Sundays (dates above). You will sign up via a Google Forms link you will receive after the orientation. You will have until on/before 5:00 pm PST on February 10, 2021 to reserve your spot by signing up via the Google Form.

If you have questions in advance of Orientation, please email and we
will do our best to help.

Free; donations welcomed