A zine about my journey as a practitioner for the last 11+ years in different cities reflecting on the words of secular and religious Black meditation practitioners as well including Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Herbie Hancock, Lama Choyin Rangdrol, Zenju Eathlyn Manuel, Konda Mason, Venerable Pannavati, Charles Johnson, and more.
some topics include:
🖤 the colonization of healing spaces
🖤 the struggle to find meditation spaces that are not majority white across settings
🖤 the beautiful merit of the POC Sangha at East Bay Meditation
🖤 spiritual bypass and cultural appropriation among white practitioners
🖤 metta I practice for BIPOC
🖤 the ways that meditation (mindfulness, metta) has offered me some refuge and healing from the wounds of white supremacist terrorism, antiBlackness, etc
The colors of this cover represent the colors of the Pan-African flag, a symbol of and call to respectful unity among Black people of the African Diaspora. Red stands for blood — both the blood shed by Africans who died in their fight for liberation, and the shared blood of the African people. Black represents Black people and green is a symbol of growth and the natural fertility of Africa.
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