Engaged Buddhism refers ways that mindful practitioners can apply the insights from meditation practice and dharma teachings to situations of social, political, environmental and economic suffering and injustice. (paraphrased from Wikipedia).

Below are resources for education and inspiration for Engaged Buddhism.


On Buddhism and Blackness
Black activism and Buddhist mindfulness share a fascinating history — and future.

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful of Race with Ruth King
Sharon Salzberg interviews author, teacher, and activist, Ruth King.

“The Germantown Supply Hub Mutual Aid & Protest Support, developed in response to both the pandemic and the protests against racism and police violence.”

Lama Rod Owens on Liberatory Rage:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPwNxM5XF9k

East Bay Meditation Center – Dharma Audio Recordings:   https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/audio/

Exploring Racial Injustice and White Privilege    https://imcb.dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/86/61971.html

Racism and White Privilege Part 2 – Special Guest Deb Kerr https://imcb.dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/86/62076.html

Racism and White Privilege Part 3: Working with Guilt & Shame https://imcb.dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/86/62077.html

Tara  Brach and Ruth King: Awakening to Racism through the Heart of Compassion    https://dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/539/52696.html

An Anti-Racist Resource Page for White People:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/mobilebasic

Insight Meditation Society Diversity Resources:  https://www.dharma.org/resources/diversity/

angle Kyoto williams website library:   https://library.angelkyodowilliams.com/

An interview with Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. The interview is titled: Race, Trauma and Healing:  https://www.pbs.org/video/race-trauma-and-healing-1807-04pzdg/

Two videos from Kimberly Jones, author of I’m Not Dying with You Tonight.

First, How Can We Win. This is a very powerful on-the-street interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llci8MVh8J4

Then, Kimberly Jones with Trevor Noah on Speaking Out About Black Experiences in America | The Daily Social Distancing Show. Trevor Noah interviews Kimberly Jones about the preceding video. https://youtu.be/U1k9APedIUY

This is a link to an podcast called Good Ancestor with Layla Saad (who wrote “Me and White Supremacy”) interviewing Robin DiAngelo.  http://laylafsaad.com/good-ancestor-podcast/ep011-robin-diangelo

Here’s a link to a podcast called “Untangle: Mindfulness for Curious Humans”, an interview with Ruth King, Vipassana teacher who wrote the book “Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out”. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/gaiam/untangle/e/61638576

Racial Justice / What Can White People Do?Sister Tam Muoi (aka Sr. Samadhi) recounts her personal journey with the practice of White Awareness.

Love in Action: Joining Together to Create a More Caring, Equitable and Joyful World. Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, from Sounds True.


1) Radical Dharma  by Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Lama Rod Owens, with Jasmine Syedullah

2) Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger  by Lama Rod Owens

3) Mindful of Race by Ruth King

4) White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

5) The Buddha’ Teaching on Social & Communal Harmony – edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi

6) The Hidden Lamp:  Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women

7)  Training in Compassion  by Norman Fischer

8) Mindfully Facing Climate Change  by Bhikkhu Analayo