Mindful of Race Book Discussion & Meditation Practice

mindful of race

Save the dates and consider joining our seven-week discussion of the book, Mindful of Race, and alternate-week practice of meditation on Wednesday evenings starting October 13, 7:00 pm. We will explore how Buddhist-inspired mindfulness can help us understand the harmful habits of racism and cultivate a culture of care and healing. We’ll read and discuss the book and encourage meditation practice as we awaken to, and engage with the challenging experiences arising from racism. We’ll plan to meet by Zoom until we know if it’s safe to meet in person in the parlor. To sign up, or more information, contact Craig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If we want to change the world, we must change ourselves. The author, Ruth King, offers a prayer, “May our thoughts and actions reflect the world we want to live in and leave behindMay we meet the racial cries of the world with as much wisdom and grace as we can muster.”

We’ll meet to discuss the book via Zoom every other Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm for four sessions starting October 13 and concluding December 1. On the alternate three weeks, we’ll offer silent sitting meditation with instruction for those new to practice, and a brief period of meditation for all. We expect these discussions to be valuable for those with much or no experience in meditation or with racial justice issues.

Discussion leaders are David Caruso, Chris Spicer, and Craig Dreeszen. Broadside Books has, or can order, the book.