I mentioned this podcast in class the other week, and I thought I’d share it with you all. She’s quite spiritual so it might not be for everyone, but if you have the time I highly highly recommend listening. She speaks about the really subtle ways, even beyond micro-aggressions, that we create separation from ourselves and others.
Here’s the link and an excerpt about the dharma talk:
Beloved Community (audio)
Martin Luther King’s term, “Beloved Community,” points to our potential for living together with love, justice and respect. This talk explores the often hidden expressions of racism that fuel separation and violence, and pathways toward healing and freeing our collective hearts.
NOTE: At the same time as the tragic killings in Charleston, SC, Tara’s Wednesday night class was reflecting on racism and the aspiration for Beloved Community. “May we awaken our hearts from the prison of separation; may we seek to end the daily violence, injustice and oppression faced by African Americans.“