‘We will not end…any form of human evil…by trying to tear it to pieces. Instead, we can offer people better ways to belong and better things to belong to.’
- Resmaa Menakem
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts
We all yearn to find and engage with others in spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each doing our own work in authentic connection with one another. This is the ideal of Beloved Community.
Our dharma practice provides a crucible where we hold the tension between our ideals and what is happening now, which sometimes feels very far from our ideals.
How do we show up for ourselves and others with an attitude of openness and curiosity? Willing to see clearly the parts of us that are both longing for freedom and those still in the shadows, confused, or actively resisting change?
These questions are relevant to how we work internally and also how we engage in beloved community. The answers are the ground from which true inclusivity can take root, grow and flourish, creating beloved community from the inside out.
Over the week we’ll explore the following:
Singhashri is a Buddhist meditation and secular mindfulness teacher curious about what our world needs now and how to help. Singhashri believes in meditation as a means to awakening to love, beauty and truth and they have committed to supporting collective awakening and the joy and freedom found there.
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