Courageous Conversations About Race (3/3)

Courageous Conversations About Race (3/3)
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Starting Date / Time: 09/26/20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

About the Series

Courageous Conversations about Race is a series of 3 discussions curated by Vimalasara and is sponsored by The Dharma Toolkit from The Buddhist Centre Online. Watch the first conversation with BIPOC/BAME Order members on YouTube. The second discussion will be with white Order members; and the third with mixed Order members.

Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order will be talking about race from their personal experience. These conversations have been inspired by the recent uprisings against systemic and structural racism and the impact this has had on our Triratna Buddhist communities around the world. It’s hoped that as many institutions are reflecting on systemic racism, we as a Buddhist community can reflect on how we can make Triratna more diverse, and our sanghas more reflective of the populations that live where some of our centers are situated.

Questions will be invited from the audience. These panel discussions are open to the whole of the Triratna Community and to all who wish to attend.

These conversations will be live-streamed on YouTube.

There will also be a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter at this event.


VimalasaraMeet the Curator

Dr. Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John, M.A (hon.doc) is a public speaker and master trainer in the field of conflict transformation, leadership and mindfulness. She was featured at TEDxRenfrewCollingwood where she gave a talk titled, We are what we think, which outlined a course of action we can take to work on the global epidemic of bullying.

Valerie is the award-winning author of 8 books, and the co-author and co-founder of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction. Since its publication, it has won the Best USA Book Award 2014 and Best International Book Award 2015 in the self motivational and self help category. Eight Step Recovery offers an alternative to the 12 step program for addiction. Eight Step meetings are now taking place in the UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, India and Finland.


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