Love & Racial Justice: A Multi Tradition Movement Healing Racism – Registration

, Jozen Tamori Gibson, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Michaela McCormick, Lyn Fine and Myokei Caine-Barrett

June 6–9, 2019


Sliding Scale Tuition: 50/100/200 + 3 Nights

Jozen Tamori Gibson

Myokei Caine-Barrett

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Michaela McCormick

Lyn Fine

This link is for those that have applied and been accepted to this program. If you have not yet applied, you may do so here. 

“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” – Rev. angel Kyodo williams

If you are already engaged in the challenge of racial healing in North America and long for spiritual connection in this work, join us for this special retreat. Racial healing in mixed groups is difficult. This retreat offers a unique opportunity for people from various Buddhist and other wisdom traditions to intentionally create a group composed of approximately 55% people of color and 45% white identified. We will practice meditation, contemplation, movement, conversation, racial caucusing, and experiential exercises that get to the heart of healing internalized racism. A deep inquiry into race and racial dominance is essential to our individual and collective journeys of awakening. 

We aspire to ignite a multi-tradition movement that builds capacity toward action for racial justice within our respective sanghas and beyond.  

The facilitation team as well as many of the retreatants have been leading and facilitating this work and we want to re-energize and broaden offerings for our sanghas. Coming together within a spiritual context, as a racially mixed group, creates a ground for both whole group and caucus work that both supports us and challenges us. We can share our respective views and insights and shine light on our own intentions as well as our own blind spots. There will be time to network and begin to identify and develop action plans for local, national and international initiatives.

May we find nourishment and refuge during this retreat to share our respective work, to reflect on what is healing and what is harming racial justice, and to rest in restorative meditation and embodied practices with the mahasangha.

Click here to apply for this unique retreat.

While the primary goal is bringing together majority of People of Color with white identified folks, we are also looking for people with a variety of social identities since systemic racism is intersectional.  This application form will help find a good balance of folks to come together for a powerful retreat. Financial assistance is available, please see application.

  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Acceptance notices: March 15
  • Register by March 30.

After March 15, approval of applications is rolling until full

 

Presenter Change

Please note that Acharya Charlene Leung will not be presenting at this retreat.

 

Accessiblity

The SMC includes somewhat rough terrain. We will do everything we can to make the retreat accessible to those with limited mobility and other accessibility needs.

 

Sample Schedule

Thursday, June 6

2:00-5:00 pm   Arrivals, settling in, walks, explore the land

6:30-7:30 pm Dinner

7:30-9:00 pm   Orientation and Program Opening

 

Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8  

7:00-7:30 am   Meditation

7:30-8:30 am   Breakfast

9:00-12:30 pm Morning Session

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm   Walks, open time

2:30-5:30 pm   Afternoon Session

6:30-7:30 pm   Dinner

8:00-9:00 pm   Evening activities

 

Sunday, June 9

7:00-7:30 am   Meditation

7:30-8:30 am   Breakfast

9:00-12:30 pm Morning Session

12:30-1:30 pm  Lunch Celebration

[caption id="attachment_25150" align="aligncenter" width="140"] Jozen Tamori Gibson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25146" align="aligncenter" width="140"] Myokei Caine-Barrett[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25152" align="aligncenter" width="140"] Kaira Jewel Lingo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25154" align="aligncenter" width="140"] Michaela McCormick[/caption] [caption id="attachment_25148" align="aligncenter" width="140"] Lyn Fine[/caption]

This link is for those that have applied and been accepted to this program. If you have not yet applied, you may do so here. 

“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” – Rev. angel Kyodo williams

If you are already engaged in the challenge of racial healing in North America and long for spiritual connection in this work, join us for this special retreat. Racial healing in mixed groups is difficult. This retreat offers a unique opportunity for people from various Buddhist and other wisdom traditions to intentionally create a group composed of approximately 55% people of color and 45% white identified. We will practice meditation, contemplation, movement, conversation, racial caucusing, and experiential exercises that get to the heart of healing internalized racism. A deep inquiry into race and racial dominance is essential to our individual and collective journeys of awakening. 

We aspire to ignite a multi-tradition movement that builds capacity toward action for racial justice within our respective sanghas and beyond.  

The facilitation team as well as many of the retreatants have been leading and facilitating this work and we want to re-energize and broaden offerings for our sanghas. Coming together within a spiritual context, as a racially mixed group, creates a ground for both whole group and caucus work that both supports us and challenges us. We can share our respective views and insights and shine light on our own intentions as well as our own blind spots. There will be time to network and begin to identify and develop action plans for local, national and international initiatives.

May we find nourishment and refuge during this retreat to share our respective work, to reflect on what is healing and what is harming racial justice, and to rest in restorative meditation and embodied practices with the mahasangha.

Click here to apply for this unique retreat.

While the primary goal is bringing together majority of People of Color with white identified folks, we are also looking for people with a variety of social identities since systemic racism is intersectional.  This application form will help find a good balance of folks to come together for a powerful retreat. Financial assistance is available, please see application.

  • Application deadline:  March 1
  • Acceptance notices: March 15
  • Register by March 30.

After March 15, approval of applications is rolling until full

 

Presenter Change

Please note that Acharya Charlene Leung will not be presenting at this retreat.

 

Accessiblity

The SMC includes somewhat rough terrain. We will do everything we can to make the retreat accessible to those with limited mobility and other accessibility needs.

 

Sample Schedule

Thursday, June 6

2:00-5:00 pm   Arrivals, settling in, walks, explore the land

6:30-7:30 pm Dinner

7:30-9:00 pm   Orientation and Program Opening

 

Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8  

7:00-7:30 am   Meditation

7:30-8:30 am   Breakfast

9:00-12:30 pm Morning Session

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm   Walks, open time

2:30-5:30 pm   Afternoon Session

6:30-7:30 pm   Dinner

8:00-9:00 pm   Evening activities

 

Sunday, June 9

7:00-7:30 am   Meditation

7:30-8:30 am   Breakfast

9:00-12:30 pm Morning Session

12:30-1:30 pm  Lunch Celebration

Jozen Tamori Gibson

Jozen Tamori Gibson began formal Zen practice in 2004 in Japan and Theravada practice in 2010. Jozen is a senior student at the Brooklyn Zen Center where he also serves as co-facilitator of the People of Color sangha, the Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine group and the Awake Youth Project. Jozen is in the current Insight Meditation Society Teacher Training Program.

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo began mindfulness practice in 1997. She is a Zen Dharma Teacher trained by Thich Nhat Hanh and was an ordained nun for 15 years. Kaira is in the current Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. One of the books she edited is Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. She teaches worldwide and enjoys interweaving art, play, ecology, and social justice.

Michaela McCormick

Michaela McCormick is a Shambhala teacher, leader of Queer Dharma, and ten year member of the Diversity Working Group. She leads workshops on white awareness, anti-racism, patriarchy, and social liberation. She is a long-time activist focused on racial and economic justice, currently working in the Poor People’s Campaign.

Lyn Fine

Lyn Fine was born in 1944 and raised in New York City in a Jewish family of German, Russian, and Latvian roots. She received Lamp Transmission as a Dharma Teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing in 1994, and is currently active with the Plum Village Community’s international sangha ARISE (Awakening Through Race, Intersectionality, and Social Equity).

Myokei Caine-Barrett

Myokei Caine-Barrett Shonin is the Bishop of the Nichiren Shu Order of North America and resident priest of Myoken-ji Temple in Houston, TX. She is engaged in racial healing and managing conflict since the early 1990s. She is founder of two prison sanghas and is involved with Texas for Heroes for healing warrior hearts.

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