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About Radical Friendship

Seven Ways to Love Yourself and Find Your People in an Unjust World

Grounded in the Buddha’s teachings on spiritual friendship, Radical Friendship shares seven strategies to help us embody our deepest values in all of our relationships.

Drawing on her experiences as a leading meditation teacher, as well as personal stories of growing up multiracial in a racist world, Kate Johnson brings a fresh take on time-honored wisdom to help us connect more authentically with ourselves, with our friends and family, and within our communities.

The divides we experience within us and between us are not only a threat to our physical and emotional health — they are also the weapons and the outcomes of structural oppression. But through wise relationships, it is possible to transform the barriers created by societal injustice. Johnson leads us on a journey to becoming a better friend by offering ways to show up for our own and each other’s liberation at every stage of a relationship. Each chapter ends with a meditation or reflection practice to help readers cultivate vibrant, harmonious, revolutionary friendships. Radical Friendship offers a path of depth and hope and shows us the importance of working towards collective wellbeing, one relationship at a time.

This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live sessions. On-demand videos will be available for 90-days following the live event.

 



Meet the Author

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson is a Buddhist meditation teacher and writer who loves integrating embodiment, justice, and the practice of wise relationship in all of her work. She is the author of the book Radical Friendship: Seven Ways to Love Yourself and Find Your People in an Unjust World. She has taught meditation and creative movement practices as social change methodologies in public schools, community health centers, activist organizations and performance collectives for over a decade, and was fully empowered as an independent Dharma teacher in 2020, in the western Insight/Theravada Buddhist lineage through Spirit Rock Meditation Center’s four year teacher training. Kate is also an utterly unprofessional dancer who holds a BFA in Dance from the Alvin Ailey School/ Fordham University, a MA in Performance Studies from NYU. Most recently, most profoundly, most ordinarily -- Kate is a mother. These days, you can find her writing, teaching, and facilitating online and in her home city of Philadelphia, where she can be found in the off hours exploring with her kids, sipping tea with friends, and looking for all manner of good trouble. Check her out at www.katejohnson.com