Turning Toward

Turning Toward: White People Working to Dismantle White Supremacy

Who we are: Turning Toward is a group for white-identifying dharma practitioners to hold each other accountable and encourage each other in doing the inner and outer work of dismantling racism and acting in alliance with people of color in a white supremacist society.

At our first last session, we read Radical Dharma by angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah. We shared excerpts in each meeting and attendees were encouraged to read the book as we went along.  At the next, we read Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom, edited by Pamela Ayo Yetunde and Cheryl Giles.

Because of the relational and intimate nature of this group's work, attendees are asked to commit to attending at least 2 of 3 sessions (and the first meeting is mandatory for establishing our group together).

When we meet: TBA

How you can join:  We open to new members 3 times throughout the year. Coming to the first meeting of each session isn’t a commitment, it’s an exploration to see if this group is a good fit. 

If you're interested in attending, please email Jill Gaulding at [email protected].