Scholar in Residence


Connecting Race, Love and Liberation



Rev. angel Kyodo williams 


This event will be held at:

The Red Shoes ~ 2303 Government Street

Click on the picture below to listen to Radical Dharma

– angel Kyodo williams in podcast from Emergence magazine.

Click on the Picture above to listen to Radical Dharma  – angel Kyodo williams in podcast from Emergence magazine.
Click on the Picture above to listen to Radical Dharma – angel Kyodo williams in podcast from Emergence magazine.

"Whether we’re leaning toward the spiritual community

or the activist community,

what we need is the combination of a mind that wants

to change the world and a mind that is steady, clear–seeing, and

seeks change from a place of love, rather than from a place of anger.

It’s important not to get stuck in your own views.

Even if you think yours is the right way,

there’s always someone else who has another way.

King and Gandhi understood that everyone holds some aspect of the truth.

So when you’re in the pursuit of social justice,

it becomes very difficult to hold onto your own idea of the truth."

angel Kyodo williams

Interview in Lion's Roar: January 4, 2019

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     1 pm-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  $70

Student Pricing 50% off / Scholarships available


Coming from out of town? Download a list of hotels in the area (pdf).


 Hosted with Our Community Partners:

Dialogue on Race Louisiana

No Hindrance Zen

St. Joseph’s Spirituality Center

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church

The 821 Project

Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge

Unity Church