Monday, April 21, 2014

How To Be Fearless: Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams speaks May 13, Riverside Sangha, 7-9pm, 13-T in Riverside Church

Hello Friends,
The Riverside Sangha is happy to announce that Reverend Angel Kyodo Williams, Sensei, will lead our Tuesday May 13 Sangha meeting, 7-9pm, 
91 Claremont Avenue, at Riverside Church, 13-T

How To Be Fearless

Even though we don't like to admit it, fear governs much of our lives.
From major decisions about life and love to whom we make eye contact
with on the street, fear holds us captive to events of the past and wary
of the unknown future. Instigated by everything from old wounds and
traumas, to unfounded prejudices and hidden beliefs, we bring our fears
to situations like a familiar companion. Insidious and elusive, it's
everywhere and hard to put our finger on. 

Thankfully, the Heart Sutra, a
profound and much-loved text offers simple instructions on how to
release ourselves from the rule of fear. Now it's time to apply it.

Join Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei for a personal and intimate look
at the role fear plays throughout our lives. and how establishing right
relationship with it liberates its powerful energy so we can truly be of
service to our selves, loved ones and the world.

Rev. Angel will give the talk and then respond to questions.

There is no fee: we will collect Dana for our Teacher this evening.

Rev. Angel gave a well received and well attended talk at our Rock Blossom Sangha several months ago, around 'diversity' and 'why American Buddhism is so white,' through the lens of her personal experience.  Go to  to listen to the that talk. 

Please circulate this information to anyone you think would be interested [whether or not they practice with our Sanghas [and please do not just forward onto other non-sangha email lists.]

Everyone is invited and welcome.

At 91 Claremont Avenue, Room 13-T, The Riverside Church in Manhattan [120-122nd St, one block west of Broadway.
Take care,
David Flint

About Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams

"Once called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodowilliams Sensei has been bridging the worlds of spirit and justice since her critically-acclaimed book,Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace. Ordained as a Zen priest, she returned to her activist roots and began applying wisdom teaching to social issues to become a leading voice in the ever-emerging field of Transformative Social Change. Recently becoming only the second black woman to be recognized as a Zen teacher, she is known for her unflinching willingness to both sit with and speak uncomfortable truths. angel 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.