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  • Published: 30 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781611808650
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $32.99

Black and Buddhist

What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom



Leading African American Buddhist teachers offer lessons on racism, resilience, spiritual freedom, and the possibility of a truly representative American Buddhism.

What does it mean to be black and Buddhist? In this powerful collection of writings, African American teachers from all the major Buddhist traditions tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. The resulting explorations display not only the promise of Buddhist teachings to empower those facing racial discrimination but also the way that black Buddhist voices are enriching the Dharma for all practitioners. As the first anthology comprised solely of writings by African-descended Buddhist practitioners, this book is an important contribution to the development of the Dharma in the West.

  • Published: 30 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781611808650
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Pamela Ayo Yetunde

PAMELA AYO YETUNDE, J.D., Th.D. is a Community Dharma Leader in the Insight Meditation tradition. She teaches pastoral care and counseling and has taught at University of the West, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and Upaya Institute and Zen Center. Ayoas written for Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, religions, and Buddhist-Christian Studies. She is the author of Object Relations, Buddhism and Relationality in Womanist Practical Theology and Buddhist-Christian Dialogue, U.S. Law, and Womanist Theology for Transgender Spiritual Care.

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