Crystal Johnson

Guest Speaker: Crystal Johnson November 15, 2020

Crystal is a dharma practitioner and teacher who has co-created, and co-teaches programs for white dharma practitioners seeking to build awareness, knowledge and skills to challenge the dynamics of white privilege and race-based oppression, and to create truly diverse sangha. Programs include White and Awakening in Sangha , a six month program at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA, Interconnected: Challenging Racism and White Privilege with Mindfulness and Compassion, an 8 session course at the San Francisco Zen Center, Unpacking the Whiteness of Leadership, a 6 session course offered for the Branching Streams, a network of affiliate Dharma centers and Sanghas in the Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and White and Awakening Together, an 8 session class offered through the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.  She also consults to (white-dominated) organizations seeking to identify and address barriers to racial equity embedded in organizational culture, policies and practices.  She is currently on the Leadership Sangha (board) and is Treasurer of the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA.