Scholar in Residence


Connecting Race, Love and Liberation



Rev. angel Kyodo williams


Connecting Race, Love and Liberation


"Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters."


A Transformative Community Weekend


Rev. angel Kyodo williams


Zen priest, author, spiritual teacher and

founder of Center for Transformative Change


Saturday     March 30     7-9 pm

Sunday     March 31     10 am-5 pm

Location: Check our website for update.


Open yourself to a weekend of learning and transformation with Rev angel Kyodo Williams. Mystic meets Warrior in this dynamic leader who offers this invitation to change - Within the idea of compassion lies a shared journey we must all make that transcends faith and tradition: the practice of being human. This is an urgent invitation for us to personally and collectively reckon with the pain and separation passed down by our nation’s legacy of racial injustice, white supremacy and their interlocking oppressions—an inheritance which manifests in our communities, policies, and families. For us to transform as a society, we have to reclaim and repair the human spirit and allow ourselves to be transformed as individuals. Come together for an inspiring weekend:


  • Learn how to connect in authentic and inclusive ways.
  • Experience an embodied method for building internal capacity/growth.
  • Unearth myths that deny history, social conditioning and their impact.
  • Gain insight into how race maintains other forms of oppression.
  • Recognize and disrupt the “politics of dis-belonging” to develop connection and begin to heal.


Facilitated by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, African-American Buddhist, author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace and co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation.


Saturday only $20/ Sunday only $55

Full Retreat Early Bird paid by March 1 $65 /after $70



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