Ruth King

Ruth King

Ruth King is an insight meditation teacher and emotional wisdom author and life coach. Mentored by Jack Kornfield in the Theravada tradition, and influenced by the Tibetan traditions of Buddhism, Ruth teaches at insight meditation communities nationwide. She is a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Community of Washington and Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and the founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte. Ruth is the author of The Emotional Wisdom Cards, Healing Rage: Women Making Inner Peace Possible, and her new book, Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out (Sounds True, June 2018).

Recent Articles

Plane aisle.

How to Be Equanimous in a Racialized World

In a tense moment on a full plane, Ruth King gets a glimpse of the inner strength of equanimity.

Power & Heart: Black and Buddhist in America

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.

Quilt artwork.

Healing the Broken Body of Sangha

Ruth King presents five ways we can address racial ignorance and division to help ourselves and our sanghas become whole.