Dharma Teacher Dennis Bohn shares this invitation from the Rock Blossom Sangha***
"Dear New York Sanghas,
It gives me joy to let you know that Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams will be joining us for our gathering on
Here is a bit of her biography: at our normal time of . We first became aware of Rev. Angel in an article in BuddhaDharma Magazine titled "Why is American Buddhism So White?" Rev. Angel's insights were jaw-droppingly incisive to this person. As a sangha we have spoken with one another around this issue, and look forward to hearing Rev. Angel.
For over 15 years, angel has deeply invested her time and energy to putting into practice her unwavering belief that the key to transforming society is transforming our very own inner lives. She recently became only the second Black woman to receive transmission as a Zen teacher. Both fierce and grounded, she is known for her unflinching willingness to both sit with and speak uncomfortable truths. She notes, “Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” Whether in writing, teaching or speaking, her voice is unique.