The Dharma of being Anti-racist – April 28- August 18

The Dharma of Being Anti-Racist: Accessing Skillful Engagement

Teaching Team:

Core Teachers: Rev. Liên Shutt and Dawn Haney
Facilitation Teachers: Dalila Bothwell, Linda Gonzalez, Korin Charlie Pokorny, Dojin Sarah Emerson


Would you like to skillfully practice anti-racism? The 8-Fold Path provides ways to enact:

  • Wisdom of understanding & thoughts
  • Meaningful meditations & practices with effort, mindfulness, & concentration
  • Fostering engaged behaviors in speech, action, & livelihood

Inquiring into the causes and conditions that have brought about our collective suffering from racism, this course will offer meditations, reflective writings, mindfulness practices, and interactive exercises to support grounding, settledness, and skillful action. We’ll connect to individual and collective agency as we practice skills for staying in discomfort and resilience.

Open to all who acknowledge systemic racism and are committed to examining the impact of being part of such a structure.

We are committed to a class ratio of 50% BIPOC to 50% white-identified participants.

for more information and to apply click here

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Stone Creek stands in solidarity with AAPI community

Stone Creek Zen Center stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and condemns both the long history of oppression, and the recent waves of violence against AAPI persons. We acknowledge the deep roots of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Sonoma County,; and the deep roots of Asian American buddhist practice in our community and in the United States.

In alignment with the Bodhisattva Vows, we call on our sangha members and all Zen practitioners who are not Asian American/ Pacific Islander to be on the lookout for, and to interrupt any violence- physical, verbal and otherwise- aimed at anyone in the AAPI community in this time of escalating attacks.

Please read Why Did Six Asian Women Have to Die in Order to be Seen? by 

Take a free online Bystander Intervention Training with Hollaback! (recommended in article above by Butterfly Tony Pham)

Or enroll in The Dharma of being Anti-racist (Dojin Sarah and Korin Charlie of Stone Creek are on the teaching team, so please reach out with questions)

There are also  many efforts in our community to stand in solidarity and here are some ways to support those efforts and get involved:

Asian American Alliance of Marin- resources page 

Anti Asian Violence Resources- national 

The Wechat project

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HEALING IS THE REVOLUTION- online evening conversation- March 13, 6-8PM PST

Join Dr. Denese Shervington and Dr. Lisa Richardson, along with Rev. Dojin Sarah Emerson, for a conversation to soothe your soul. The year 2020 may have been extremely challenging for many, and sometimes challenges provide the perfect opportunity for personal transformation. Big questions may arise such as what is reality and how do we face it? What resources do we have for healing and self-care? How do mental health principles meet Buddhist practice?

In this evening of conversation Dr. Shervington will bring her expertise in psychiatry, trauma, and community healing, paired with Dr. Richardson’s experience in Public Health and community resilience and Reverend Dojin’s deep understanding of Buddhist principles and practice engagement. They will share their own insights and invite the beloved community to ask questions and share as well. This event will be moderated by Lauren Dito Keith, a resident of Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.

Offered through San Francisco Zen Center

Saturday March 13, 6 – 8 pm PT

For more information or to register:  https://www.sfzc.org/calendar/events/online/healing-revolution-online-313





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