Black Lives Matter: Solidarity & Support

We at Namchak are feeling the anger, grief, and frustration that so many of us are feeling at this time in response to the killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We are also feeling determined to understand what our individual and collective work is to do—and clarify how we begin to put that work into action. For guidance, we’re looking to some Black Buddhist teachers and leaders. Their clear voices are helping us, so we wanted to share their messages with you. We want to amplify their messages and support their work.


A few teachers we are following:

Rev. angel Kyodo williams- Twitter/Instagram/FB: @ZenChangeAngel

Konda Mason- Twitter: @swamikondananda/ Instagram: @kondamason

Taj James- Twitter: @tajjames

Sebene Selassie- Twitter/Instagram/FB: @sebeneselassie

Rev. Deborah Johnson- Twitter: @Deborah_Rev Instagram: @rev_deborah_johnson

Sarà King- Instagram/FB: @mindheartcollective

 

Recommended Reading + Listening:

Making Friends with Discomfort – Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

You Can’t Meditate This Away (Race, Rage, and the Responsibilities of Meditators) featuring Sebene Selassie

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest.

Lori Lakin Hutcherson for Yes! Magazine

 

Let’s continue to hold each other (and ourselves) with care, compassion, and determination.

Lama Tsomo 

 

Published on Jun 04 02 : 46 PM