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Waking Up to Whiteness: Using the Dharma to Dismantle Oppression

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

“As practitioners of the dharma, as long as race exists as an aspect of being and society, we are obliged to examine it. “  ~Greg Snyder


White Awake is an open-source curriculum designed to combat white supremacy by focusing on educational resources and spiritual practices to support white people’s engagement in the creation of a just and sustainable society.

White Awake 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, not for the benefit of marginalized groups, but with an understanding that our own liberation 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 with people of the global majority.

WHEN: A Series of Monthly Sunday meetings from 3:30 - 5:30pm

Oct 15, 2017  - An open meeting to explore the process. 

If you plan to come to the first meeting please read:

Healing the Broken Body of Sangha

The next six meetings are for those who can commit to attendance and completion.

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple
6401 NE 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97211
Donations welcomed