Diversity Resources

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

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

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
Tom Burrell

Deep Denial
David 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

Mindfully Confronting Racism: Buddhism and the Inner Work of Racial Justice
Bhikkhu Anālayo and Rhonda Myozen Magee explore how mindfulness can increase our capacity to address racism and other socially constructed oppressions and vulnerabilities in our times. (The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, December 12, 2020.)

“A meditation app to support the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community in healing to thrive with love.”

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