This is a working list of resources for addressing racial justice and implicit bias as a path of practice.  Stay tuned for updates.  Please contact us if you would like to join our mailing list or suggest other resources.


Racial Equity Session at Deer Park’s English Retreat, 2015
Racial Justice Talk at Sangha Facilitators Gathering, NorCal by Victoria Mausisa, July 2015


Parallax Press – Books
Together We Are One by Thich Nhat Hanh
Dharma, Color and Culture edited by Ryomon Hilda Gutierrez (article by Kaira Jewel Lingo)


Where Spirit and Action Meet: Continuing the Legacy of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sacred Justice Retreat Question and Answer Panel at Blue Cliff Monastery
Introduction to Racial Justice – Blue Cliff Wake Up Retreat 2016
ARISE presentation at BCM Order of Interbeing Retreat 2017


Mindfulness Bell – Articles

Autumn 2004 – Being Born a Person of Color by Larry Ward
Autumn 2004 – Our Racism is a Crying Baby by Sister Chau Nghiem and Larry Ward
Autumn 2014  Spirit in Our Struggles for Truth, Peace, and Justice by Marisela Gomez
Summer, 2015 – Shining Light on White by Vanna Waldron
Autumn 2015 – The Path of Racial and Social Equity by Valerie Brown and Marisela Gomez
Autumn 2015Turning Durians into True Love by Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean)
Autumn 2015Beloved Community by Larry Ward
Autumn 2015 – Deep Listening by Joanne Friday


Other Articles by Marisela Gomez

Sacred Activism
Listening is Sacred Activism
Recognizing and Healing Racism in Society and in Our Bodies: A Radical Act of Sacred Justice
Sacred Activism: Mindfulness and Racial Justice

Buddha Statues under Trees. Blue Cliff Monastery, Pine Bush, New




White Awake
Buddhists for Racial Justice
World Trust – Shakti Butler
Project Implicit


Race: The Power Of An Illusion
Cracking the Codes: Unlocking the System of Racial Inequality
Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

Podcasts – On Being with Krista Tippett

Michelle Alexander:  Becoming who we Want to Become – Beyond the New Jim Crow
A Deep Dive into the Legacy of W.E.B. DuBois
Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross — The Resilient World We’re Building Now
GRACE LEE BOGGS — A Century in the World
RACHEL YEHUDA — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations
RAMI NASHASHIBI — A New Coming Together
THICH NHAT HANH, CHERI MAPLES AND LARRY WARD — Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism
JOHN LEWIS — The Art & Discipline of Nonviolence
BRENÉ BROWN — The Courage to Be Vulnerable
RICHARD RODRIGUEZ — The Fabric of Our Identity
IMANI PERRY — The Fabric of Our Identity
MICHEL MARTIN — The Fabric of Our Identity
VINCENT HARDING — Civility, History, and Hope


McIntosh, Peggy – Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Yang, Larry Article: Awakening Together in Inquiring Mind, Vol 31/#2/Spring 2015
Study Shows Mindful Meditation Helps Reduce Racial Bias

Alexander, Michelle – The New Jim Crow
Coates, Ta-Nehisi – Between the World and Me
DeGruy, Joy – Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
DiAngelo, Robin – What Does It Mean To Be White?
Feagin, Joe – The White Racial Frame
Kendall, Frances E. – Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race
Kivel, Paul – Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice
Lane, Alycee J. – Nonviolence Now
Manuel, Zenju Earthlyn – The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender
Okun, Tema – The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teachings about Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know
Powell, John – A Racing Towards Justice
Stevenson, Bryan – Just Mercy
Wilkerson, Isabel – The Warmth of Other Suns
Williams, Angel Kyodo – Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace
Vera A. Myers – Moving Diversity Forward published by the American Bar Association