Diversity Resources



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People of color and Buddhism 

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

Reverend angel Kyodo Williams

Black Buddha: Changing the Face of American Buddhism
Lama Choyin Rangdrol

Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist & Buddhist
Jan Willis

Dharma, Color, and Culture
Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquin, ed.

Free Your Mind: An African American Guide to Meditation
by Cortez R. Rainey

Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible
Ruth King

Making the Invisible Visible: Healing Racism in Our Buddhist Communities (PDF of booklet)
Sheridan Adams, Mushim Ikeda-Nash, Jeff Kitzes, Margarita Loinaz, Choyin Rangdrol, Jessica Tan and Larry Yang

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out
Ruth King

Race in America

Ain’t I A Woman
bell hooks

American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World
David E. Stannard

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
Tom Burrell

Deep Denial
Davild Billings

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Juan Gonzalez

The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism
Rosalind S. Chou and Joe Feagin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander

The Souls of Black Folk
W.E.B. Du Bois

Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Debby Irving

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Beverly Daniel Tatum


A Girl Like Me
Kiri Davis

The Color of Fear
Lee Mun Wah

Race  The Power of An Illusion


Mindful of Race Talks
A collection of talks given by Ruth King

Race, Color and Ethnicity in the Early Buddhist Discourses
A talk by Ayya Tathaaloka, Spirit Rock, October 2013

Reflections on Race and Diversity
A talk by Joseph Goldstein, IMS, December 2014

Dukkha: Focus on People of Color
A dharma talk given by Bonnie Duran, IMS, June 2012

Diverse World, Diverse Sangha
A Sangha News interview with Gina Sharpe & Larry Yang, June 2010


Buddhists for Racial Justice

White Awake