People of Color and Allies

A Daylong with JoAnna Harper

April 2, 2016




This is a daylong for People of Color and their Allies on the path to making a more equitable, inclusive, and racially diverse Buddhist Community. We will have a day together in both silence and discussion to look at racial justice issues and what we as compassionate partners can accomplish on this path of non-harm.This is not a diversity training but a day to sit in the vulnerability of tender topics around race with the hope of healing.Wise Speech and Compassionate Action will be at the forefront of this day.

Cost: Retreat is offered on a Dana basis. Dana means generosity and is the Buddhist practice of giving to ones capacity. In keeping with traditional Buddhist principles, teachings which liberate are priceless and so no set fee is required making them accessible to all. Please CLICK HERE for more info on Dana.

Please CLICK HERE to let us know you will be coming to the daylong.

JoAnna Harper has been exploring and practicing multiple traditions since 1999. In 2005, her focus landed on Buddhism and Vipassana meditation, which is the premise for most of her current teaching. She teaches; adult and teen weeklong silent retreats, day longs and weekly classes, and works with at risk youth and non at risk youth in institutional and school settings. She has been trained in council facilitation with the Ojai Foundation, is a guiding teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS/IMC four-year teacher training. She is the grateful mother of CJ and Harris – her main inspirations.

This daylong will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Melrose Center.