Crystal Johnson is a retired clinical psychologist and a Community Teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center. She has taught and co-taught white awareness courses in a number of sanghas, including White and Awakening in Sangha at EBMC, Unpacking Whiteness: Reflection and Action at SFZC, White and Awakening Together at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and Unpacking the Whiteness of Leadership for Branching Streams.
Sarah Emerson is a Head Priest at the Stone Creek Zen Center in Graton, CA. With Chris Fortin, she co-leads a monthly Racial Literacy and Dharma Inquiry group and is part of the teaching team at East Bay Meditation Center for the White and Awakening in Sangha program.
Chris Fortin is a senior teacher at Everyday Zen Foundation and the guiding teacher of Dharma Heart Zen in Sonoma County, CA.
Tova Green is a resident priest at San Francisco Zen Center and liaison for Branching Streams, the network of Zen Centers in the Suzuki Roshi lineage. She co-leads a monthly Unpacking Whiteness affinity group at SFZC.
This program is a benefit for the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA.
In registering for this daylong workshop, we are inviting you to support the work of the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) in Oakland, CA. Founded and led by a majority of POC teachers and practitioners, EBMC opened its doors in 2007 to provide a dharma refuge for people of color, members of the LGBTQI community, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented communities.
Through conscious cultivation of practices of Radical Inclusivity, Shared Leadership and Gift Economics, EBMC seeks to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action, and inclusive community building.
Through our writings and workshops such as this one for white people, we offer support to other dharma communities and practitioners who are seeking to more fully live their practice in the world.
Please give as generously as you can to support this important work.
Presented by Everyday Zen and the East Bay Meditation Center, co-sponsored by Branching Streams, Dharma Heart Zen, San Francisco Zen Center and Stone Creek Zen