Black and Buddhist

What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom

Edited by Cheryl A. Giles
Edited by Pamela Ayo Yetunde
Contributions by Gyōzan Royce Andrew Johnson
Contributions by Ruth King
Contributions by Kamilah Majied
Contributions by Rod Owens
Contributions by Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Contributions by Sebene Salassie
Foreword by Gaylon Ferguson
Read by Kamilah Majied

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Shambhala Publications
Pages: 561
ISBN: 9781645470472

Nautilus Book Award Gold Recipient.

Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism.

What does it mean to be Black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, African American teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. The resulting explorations display not only the promise of Buddhist teachings to empower those facing racial discrimination but also the way that Black Buddhist voices are enriching the Dharma for all practitioners. As the first anthology comprised solely of writings by African-descended Buddhist practitioners, this book is an important contribution to the development of the Dharma in the West.

With contributions by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Cheryl A. Giles, Gyōzan Royce Andrew Johnson, Ruth King, Kamilah Majied, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips, Sebene Selassie, and Pamela Ayo Yetunde.