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In honor of Black History Month, Tricycle is presenting a special video series throughout February called “Teachings for Uncertain Times” on our blog, Trike Daily. The videos are free to watch.
The series has been organized along with Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John, chair of the Vancouver Buddhist Center, and features 13 teachers of color who will give the following dharma talks:
- Jan. 27: Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John on the barriers that people of color face when entering the Buddhist path
- Feb. 1: Tuere Sala on the power and importance of community
- Feb. 3: Larry Ward on seeing America’s racial karma as samsara
- Feb. 6: Mona Chopra gives a Black Lives Matter lovingkindness meditation
- Feb. 8: Myokei Caine-Barrett on the concept of ichinen sanzen—3,000 realms in a moment’s time—as a foundation for healing
- Feb. 10: Mushim Patricia Ikeda on why now is the time to practice and “dig in”
- Feb. 13: Dawa Tarchin Phillips on developing trust despite cultural differences
- Feb. 15: Viveka Chen on cultivating a strong sense of purpose
- Feb. 17: Ruth King on exploring the relative reality of racial distress and how to polish the third jewel—sangha
- Feb. 22: Ven. Pannavati Bhikkhuni on celebrating our connectivity through inner conviction
- Feb. 24 Lama Rod Owens on recognizing our intersectionality, or different identities
- Feb. 27: Rev. Dosung Yoo on understanding nonself
- Feb. 28: Kaira Jewel Lingo on using the dharma to address habits inherited from our ancestors
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