Dawn Haney

Dawn Haney (they/she) has been teaching, organizing, coaching, and writing for more than 20 years on feminism, white anti-racism, Buddhism, leadership, and liberation. They braid together wisdom from Buddhism and social justice traditions, understanding identity, power, and change through their own experiences as a white, fat, queer, nonbinary femme. She offers wisdom on embodied liberation as a co-founder of Fat Rose, a Community Teacher at East Bay Meditation Center, and a leader in Buddhist activism, drawing on lessons from her former Co-Director role with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. A dharma student since 2003, they are a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders program, and currently serves as a mentor and co-leads the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts of the global 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. You can find Dawn online at dawnhaney.net

Recent Articles

Fat Dharma: Dawn Haney on Teaching Buddhism for Body Liberation

Dawn Haney, along with co-teacher Nina Herzog, will lead the upcoming online course “Fat Dharma” at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Here, Haney talks to Lion’s Roar about the healing potential of integrating the wisdom of fat liberation with Buddhism to create a more inclusive dharma.