This program is free but donations are always appreciated! – $5.00 - $125.00

Date & Time Details: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 6:30-8 pm

Location: ONLINE

Contact: ZMM Registrar
(845) 688-2228


BIAPoC Gathering—Black Buddhism and Black Liberation

with Rima Vesely-Flad

October 5, 2022

This gathering is open to all who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian or as Person of Color/Culture (BIAPoC). Thank you!

Following up on the recent seminar Rima offered to the MRO sangha, the BIAPoC affinity groups are hosting this gathering with Rima to explore the themes and questions presented through her teaching. These teachings include exploring the distinctive practices of Black Buddhist teachers in multiple lineages as they address an oppressive social context in the U.S. Practices include healing of intergenerational trauma; honoring ancestors and the land; and turning towards the Black body as a vehicle for liberation. Rima also explores how Buddhist teachings and practices are congruent with the emphasis on psychological liberation in the Black Radical Tradition.

Rima Vesely-Flad’s most recent publication is Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition: The Practice of Stillness in the Movement for Liberation.

Our online programs are offered by donation so that everyone can participate. We appreciate your support.


Rima Vesely-Flad
Rima Vesely-Flad, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor of Buddhism and Black Studies at Union Theological Seminary, and previously an Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy and the Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Warren Wilson College. She is the author of Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice, and most recently, Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition: The Practice of Stillness in the Movement for Liberation, NYU Press.
Learn more about Rima Vesely-Flad