We need to update the traditional narrative of the Buddha’s life, says Pamela Ayo Yetunde, for people who know suffering all too well. She offers some alternative stories for the time of #BlackLivesMatter.
Diversity is more than just representation. It’s about really meeting the needs of different communities. Pamela Ayo Yetunde suggests how Buddhism can address the mass incarceration of young black men and its terrible costs.
At the first-ever gathering of Buddhist teachers of black African descent held at New York’s Union Theological Seminary, two panels of leading Buddhist teachers took questions about what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today.
Many practitioners can’t afford to go on retreats. Pamela Ayo Yetunde says it’s time we start thinking about how to make the practice less exclusive.
Pamela Ayo Yetunde reviews “A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community.” From the Summer 2017 issue of Buddhadharma.
Pamela Ayo Yetunde on “Radical Dharma,” the new book by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah.