Courageous Conversations about Race is a series of 3 discussions curated by Vimalasara where members of the Triratna Buddhist Order will be talking about race from their personal experience.
These conversations have been inspired by the recent uprisings against systemic and structural racism and the impact this has had on our Triratna Buddhist communities around the world. They are also a continuation of recent talks rooted in friendship between Viveka and Paramananda, and between Suryagupta and Subhuti.
It’s hoped that as many institutions are reflecting on systemic racism, we as a Buddhist community can reflect on how we can make Triratna more diverse, and our sanghas more reflective of the populations that live where some of our centers are situated.
Questions will be invited from the audience. These panel discussions are open to the whole of the Triratna Community and to all who wish to attend.
Conversation 1 with BIPOC/BAME Order members Saturday, July 25, 2020
Watch the recording here.
Panelists: Amaragita, Danadasa, Nandaraja, Padmadhara, Singhashri, Sujiva, Suryagupta, Viveka
Conversation 2 with white Order members Saturday September 5th
Watch the recording here
Panelists: Maitrisara, Parami, Prasadachitta, Ratnadharini, Ratnaguna, Saraka, Subhuti, Upayadhi
Conversation 3 with order members of mixed culture and race
Saturday, September 26th 11:00-13:00 PST | 13:00-15:00 México | 14:00-16:00 EST | 19:00-21:00 UK | 23:30-01:30 India | Australia EST 04.00-06.00 (Sunday 6th) | New Zealand 06.00-08.00
Panelists: Amaradipa, Amitamati, Bodhilila, Candramalin, Dayavasini, Dhivajri, Lokamitra, Maitriveer-Nagarjuna, Prasadacarin
Part of the Dharma Toolkit on The Buddhist Center Online