Can you listen as if it was your sister speaking? Your grandson? Your niece? Your father? Your aunt?
Kimberley Jones, US Black Lives Matter Activist
In the Buddha’s teaching, all beings have been our mothers and fathers at some point in the past …
Whether or not we “believe” in rebirth, we might approach that teaching as an invitation to connect to our shared humanity, and try to listen to these voices as if they were our own family and friends speaking directly to us …
How will we respond?
2020-06-04 Resmaa Menakem ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’
2020-06-03 An Uncomfortable (But Meaningful) Conversation About Race
2020-06-01 “You Can’t Meditate This Away” (Race, Rage, and the Responsibilities of Meditators)
More resources on undoing racism on this page from my website.
Please feel free to let me know about other voices that speak to you.