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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of

Being Black: Zen & the Art of Living With Fearlessness

by Rev. angel Kyodo williams


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of the profoundly intimate, transformative and direct conversation captured

New York Times bestselling author
Resmaa Menakem
award-winning author
Rev. angel Kyodo williams

followed by a LIVE Q&A
w/ Resmaa and Rev. angel


Resmaa Menakem's generous work redirects conversations on race and trauma to their sources in our communal body. It is a profound gift to witness his direct expression in this arena his work has shifted the discourse on.

Rev. angel Kyodo williams is internationally recognized for her startling combination of fierce truth-telling, precise language and unwavering love. Her Radical Dharma work directly transmits her own deeply embodied practice.

Arriving to their insights from distinct life paths, study and experience, together, they provide a unique and aligned expression of the nature of the body's role, individually and collectively, in the perpetuation of racial trauma, and therefore the path to integration and healing.



In this profoundly intimate and direct conversation, viewers get to bear witness to the virtual fireside captured this August, in which these authors and teachers connect, discover and banter about where their work meets: vectors of race, bodies, and trauma and what it means to be in and looking through Black “bodies of culture” in these times. This conversation captures the essence of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Fearlessness & Grace, the first book authored by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, which was published on this date 20 years ago.

The unfettered dialog invites listeners across the spectrum of racial identity to unearth the ways in which racialization inhabits our individual and communal bodies and points to the necessity of a practice to "condition" oneself to address the racial trauma that lives there.


Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace

Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace

“Lean, honest, courageous. . . . Williams has committed an act of love.”

—Alice Walker

“An important new step for Dharma in the West, [this] book is a classic.

—Jack Kornfield

As a manual for forging a life path characterized by "fearlessness & grace," Being Black, has guided the way for HOW for thousands of people over 20 years while initiating a call for spiritual communities to confront racism.



Following the screening of the Unscripted Fireside Chat, Rev. angel & Resmaa will entertain a race-contextualized Q&A on what labor is necessary to center the liberation of Black peoples to accomplish freedom fo all.



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About the Authors

My Grandmother's Hands
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My Grandmother's Hands

Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, an international speaker, healer, author, and leadership coach, is the New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies.

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation

Rev. angel Kyodo williams is a speaker, master trainer, and leading voice of Transformative Social Change. She is the award-winning co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, and author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace.


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