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Black Buddhist teachers and practitioners interpret western Buddhism in unique spiritual and communal ways. Rima Vesely-Flad makes the case that given their experiences with racism―both in the larger society and also within largely white-oriented Buddhist organizations―Black cultural frameworks are necessary for illuminating the Buddha’s wisdom.
Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition shows that Buddhist teachings as practiced by Black Americans emphasize different aspects of the religion than do those in white convert Buddhist communities, focusing more on devotional practices to ancestors and community uplift. Drawing on interviews with forty Black Buddhist teachers and practitioners, Rima Vesely-Flad argues that Buddhist teachings, through their focus on healing intergenerational trauma, provide a vitally important foundation for achieving Black liberation.
This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live session. On-demand videos will be available for 90-days following the live event.