Online Book Club 6:30-8pm, last Sunday, every other month

At Mangalam Research Center, as elsewhere in the Dharma and academic world, we have been contemplating how to better embody our values in regard to creating a more diverse and inclusive space, in which everyone can enjoy studying the Dharma. We realize we have much work to do in this regard. One area in which we feel able to contribute at present is in fostering more awareness and understanding of how structural racism in America affects practitioners of color. To this end we will be hosting a bi-monthly “Dharma and Diversity” book club.


Larry Ward, America's Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal

Sunday, March 28, 2021 

Pamela Ayo Yetunde & Cheryl A. Giles, Black & Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, & Freedom

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Ruth King, Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Chenxing Han, Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Larry Yang, Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Possible Books for 2022:

Charles Johnson, Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture and Spiritual Practice

Rhonda MaGee, Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming our Communities Through Mindfulness

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Sexuality and Gender

Jarvis Jay Masters, Finding Freedom: How Death Row Broke and Opened My Heart

Jan Willis, Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist and Buddhist–One Woman’s Spiritual Journey

Lama Rod Owens, Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger

Sebene Salassie, You Belong: A Call for Connection

Rima Vesely-Flad, Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition: The Practice of Stillness in the Movement for Liberation (forthcoming)

angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, & Jasmine Syedullah, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation

Duncan Ryūken Williams, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War